Seeking your help on locating information regarding the following soldiers KIA during WWII. I originally posted some materials on my website: https://www.uncoveringvalour.com/blog/
This is what I have been able to locate so far:
M/59315: Gunner DONALD MCDONALD (Age 21 —- HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY —- XII. G. 8.)
- https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead ... ands&war=2
https://search.ancestry.ca/cgi-bin/sse. ... cessSource
http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembran ... 20McDonald
- https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead ... etherlands
https://www.ancestry.ca/search/?name=Al ... ity=canada
I am interested in learning more about the men who were killed, visiting their graves (I'm going to Holland this week) and hopefully locating family members to share their relatives’ respective stories.
The 13th Field Regimental History describes this event in the following way: “The North Shores moved forward first, then the Chauds and Queens Own went through advancing up parallel roads. Just as the attack of the Chauds had started a concentration of heavy enemy shells landed near Major Olmsted and his crew. Two of the party L/Bdr JOSEPHSON and Gnr MACDONALD were killed and the others (Gnr Knight, W. E and Gnr Jeffries) knocked down by the blast but unhurt. The vehicle was badly damaged and communications disrupted for some time.”
The 13th Field Regimental war diary describes the event here: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/ ... +Diary.jpg
Look forward to hearing your thoughts!