Holmes, Donald Weldon (D. W.)

Rank Private, Sergeant, Gnr.
Service # Unknown
Unit # Canadian Army Overseas
Resident Dresden
Books Of Rememberance Page Available

Born 14/05/1921, the son of Eldred and Edna Holmes of R. R. #1 Dresden, ON. Donald attended the Dresden Continuation School and was employed at the Wallaceburg Brass company prior to enlisting.

Donald enlisted in May of 1942 as a Gunner. He served overseas in England, Italy, France, Holland and Germany. He stayed in Germany as part of the Occupation Force and was discharge from the army in May of 1946.

After the war Donald joined the Ontario Provincial Police serving mainly in Northern Ontario. In 1980 he was living in Haillybury, ON. Donald passed away 1/06/1985.  IODE-CM(P), unidentified newspaper article copied (P).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Awards C.V.S.M. with Clasp, Defence of Britain Medal, 1939-1945 Medals
Age 21
Birthplace May 14th, 1921
When Enlisted May 1942
Next of Kin Parents- Mr. Eldred & Mrs. Edna Holmes

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