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Perth Regiment, Canadian Army

17th Apr 1945 In Action

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Those known to have served with

Perth Regiment, Canadian Army

during the Second World War 1939-1945.

  • Belisle Joseph Ovila Marcien. Pte. (d.8th January 1945)
  • Bolton Walter Gladwin. Pte. (d.17th Jan 1944)
  • Diwell Arthur James. Pte. (d.20th Dec 1944)
  • Hepinstall Kenneth Edmund. Pte (d.20th Dec 44)
  • Spears William Alexander. Sgt.Mjr.

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Pte. Walter Gladwin " " Bolton Perth Regiment (d.17th Jan 1944)

For a year I have been searching for my Grandfather, it has always been a chip on my mothers shoulder as to why in all the years he never made any contact. Her mother was in London and when she was a year four old, she was sent to Ireland to live with her grand mother, she never saw her mother after that, and had only a phone call a few years ago to say her mother passed away.
Kevin Dooner

Sgt.Mjr. William Alexander Spears 1st Btn. Perth Regiment

My grandfather was Sgt. Major William Alexander Spears of the 1st Perth Regiment in WW2. My daughter is trying to find out any information about medals, injuries etc for a school project. Grandpa never spoke of the war, and I'm not sure where to find this out.

Sandra Watson

Pte Kenneth Edmund Hepinstall Perth Regiment (d.20th Dec 44)

My cousin, Kenneth E Hepinstall served with the Perth Regiment for a short period and my recollection is that he was killed shortly after he was posted to it as a reinforcement. On enlistment he was enrolled in the RCA but was transferred to the RCIC when the need for infantry reinforcements grew. He is buried in the Villanova Canadian War Cemetery. My wife and I visited his grave in 1963.

K R Joslin

Pte. Joseph Ovila Marcien Belisle Perth Rgt. (d.8th January 1945)

My uncle, Marcien Belisle, was killed in Italy on 8th January 1945. I never met him. As a boy, his memory and death was always present in my father, also a veteran. The loss of his brother was always solemnly revered. To this day, I read his war letters (framed now in remembrance). Does anyone remember him?

B Belisle

Pte. Arthur James Diwell D Coy. Perth Regiment (d.20th Dec 1944)

1944 Christmas Message

I found this 1944 Christmas Message sent by Arthur Diwell to my father, John Lambie in my father's papers after my father died.

James Lambie

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