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Name: Bruce Wilbur Churchill Rank: Private Service No: F/7185 Regiment/Service: Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: April 17, 1921 Place of Birth: Sandford, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: September 5, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet, inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Weight: 145 lbs. Trade: Fisherman Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Ethel Churchill (Mother) Sandford, Yarmouth Co., NS (at enlistment) Dora Mae Churchill (Wife) Argyle South, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: September 29, 1944 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Adegem Canadian War Cemetery (Maldegem, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium) Grave Reference: VII. G. 12. The 23rd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 273 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 13 Bruce Churchill was the son of Ralph Lloyd Churchill and Ethel Churchill of Sandford, Yarmouth Co., NS. He had eleven brothers and sisters. He was married on February 20, 1942 in Halifax, NS. He enlisted in the 6th A.A. Battery in September 1939 and was taken on strength with the 1st A.A S/L Battery on November 1, 1941. On January 21, 1944 he was re-allocated to the Canadian Infantry Corps. He left Canada on August 4, 1944 and disembarked in England on August 10, 1944 and was taken on strength with the Algonquin Regiment. He died, the result of an accidental wound, while at Houlst, Holland a small town not far from the Belgian border. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Bruce Wilbur Churchill