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Name: David Bertram Foote Rank: Gunner Service No: F/77219 Service: Royal Canadian Artillery 2 Survey Regiment Date of Birth: May 20, 1919 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: July 30, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, 6¾ inches Complexion: Fair Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Fair Martial Service: Single Trade: Accountant Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Albert Foote (Mother) Yarmouth NS Date of Death: August 8, 1944 Age at Death 25 Cemetery: Beny-Sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: VII. G. 8. The 41st name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 306 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 29 Gunner David Foote was the son of Albert J. and Mary A. Foote, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia and brother of James Norman Foote (No.6 Company AC Signals, Halifax, NS) and Mary Helen Foote. He completed high school at the age of 17 and prior to his enlistment was employed as a clerk at the Yarmouth Ice Cream and Dairy Co., Yarmouth. He initially enlisted with the 2nd Battalion, West Nova Scotia Regiment, “C” Company on July 30, 1940. He transferred to the 2nd Survey Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery and while serving in France the Company came under bomber attack. He was severely wounded by shrapnel on August 8, 1944 and died the same day.
David Bertram Foote