Geroux, Arthur Archibald (A. A.)

Rank Private
Service # A50531
Unit # Kent Regiment, Highland Light Infantry
Resident 188 Forest St., Chatham
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Arthur had three brothers also in service, Cpl. Herman James A50530, Cpl. Harvey Henry A50345 and Joseph who served in the Merchant Marine. WS1944.

It is believed he enlisted in 1941 with the 1st Kent Regt. and was serving overseas with the Highland Light Infantry in France. Remained in Canada for two years before going overseas, in August 1943. Transferred to the H.L.I. of Canada and served in England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. Took part in the battle of Buron, where he was wounded and evacuated. Returned to action in February 1945 he was among the first to cross the Rhine. He received the C.V.S.M., Defence of Britain, and the France and Germany Star, also the 1939 to 1945 Star.

It was reported in the Windsor Star that he had suffered wounds from shrapnel in his neck,arms and back about his hips. He was transferred to hospital in England and had written home to say he was improving.

The CDN 26/12/45 reported that he returned to Canada aboard the S. S. Queen Elizabeth.

Discharged February 1946.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Awards Defence of Britain Medal, France & Germany Star, 1939-1945 Star
Supplemental Information The son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Geroux of 188 Forest St., Chatham, ON. Born 1922 in Chatham ON. Arthur attended Blessed Sacrament School. He was employed by Glover’s Dairy prior to enlistment. Pte. Geroux since going overseas to England has been married.
Birthplace Chatham, Ontario
Religion Roman Catholic
When Enlisted June 18th, 1941
Next of Kin Mother- Mrs. Mary Geroux

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