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Name: Stillman Elton Sisco Rank: Private Service No: G/57533 Regiment/Service: South Saskatchewan Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: October 31, 1923 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: August 6, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Fredericton, NB Address at Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 4 inches Eye Colour: Brown Hair Colour: Black Trade: Steward Marital Status: Single Religion; United Church of Canada Next of Kin: Mrs. Beatrice O’Connell (Mother) Yarmouth NS Date of Death: August 8, 1944 Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: VII. H. 3. The 102nd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial (Siscoe on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Commemorated on page 444 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 25 Private Stillman Sisco was the son of George Edward Sisco (1891-1923), and of Beatrice Jane (Beals) Sisco (1895-1960), of Yarmouth, NS, and the brother of Hilda Sisco (1915-1975), George Arnold Sisco (1917-1989), Murray Lindsay Sisco (1918-1980), Helen Elizabeth Sisco (1920-1985), and Leta Leora Sisco (1922-2013). Stillman was also the half-brother of Edith O’Connell (1925-1947), Ruth Olive O'Connell (1933–2006), James O’Connell and Sanford Burton O’Connell (1928-1991) from his mother’s marriage to Everett Alonzo O’Connell (1899-1951) after Stillman’s father’s death in 1923. Prior to enlistment he was employed for one year, seven months with the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company, St. John, NB as a steward. He completed his basic training at No.70 CABTC, Fredericton, NB between August 19, 1943 and and November 15, 1943. He completed his advanced training on January 18, 1944 and served with the 1st Battalion Rocky Mountain Rangers between May 3, 1944 and July 19, 1944. Private Sisco embarked Canada on May 25, 1944 and disembarked in the United Kingdom on June 2, 1944. On July 21, 1944 he transferred from the 1st Battalion Rocky Mountain Rangers to the South Saskatchewan Regiment July 24, 1944 He disembarked in France on July 25, 1944 and was killed in action on August 8, 1944, the result of shrapnel. Private Sisco served in Canada between April 24, 1944 and May 25, 1944; in the United Kingdom between May 26, 1944 and July 24, 1944; and in Northwest Europe (France) between July 25, 1944 and August 8, 1944.
Stillman Elton Sisco