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Name: Quinton Henry Sparks Rank: Private Service Number: F/86992 Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps Date of Birth January 30, 1922 Place of Birth: Weymouth Falls, Digby County, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: August 19, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia Age at Enlistment: 19 Address at Enlistment: Weymouth Falls, Digby County, Nova Scotia Marital Status: Single Occupation: Labourer Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: George Sparks (Father) (at enlistment) Elizabeth Sparks (Mother) (changed February 15, 1944) Height: 5 feet, 6 ¾ inches Complexion: Black Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Date of Death: September 19, 1944 Age: 22 Cemetery: Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Forli, Emilia-Romagna, Italy Grave: Section X, Row C, Grave 2 Commemorated on Page 449 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 28 Quinton Henry Sparks was the of George Kenneth Sparks (1897-1979) and Elizabeth Etta Smith-Sparks (1901- 1981). His siblings included Annette Celeste Sparks-Jarvis (1921-2003), Vincent Sparks (b. 1923), Harold Frederick Sparks (1927-2002), Marjorie Sparks (1929-1931), Erna Evangeline Sparks-Pleasant (1934-2014), and a half brother James Herbert Sparks (1918-2004), the son of Elizabeth. After enlisting in the Canadian Army in August of 1941, and his training in Canada, Quinton departed for overseas at the end of February and disembarked in the United Kingdom on March 9, 1943. After additional training in the UK and preparation for future operations, Quinton embarked in the UK for transfer to the Mediterranean on February 19th and landed on March 3, 1944. Private Quinton Henry Sparks was killed in action during the Italian Campaign on September 19, 1944; the same day as fellow Nova Scotian Private Leslie Oliver Vickery. Born in Rockville, Yarmouth County, Leslie also served with the West Nova Scotia Regiment.
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