McIntyre, Donald James (D. J.)

Rank Lieutenant, Captain (MiD)
Unit # Royal Canadian Engineers
Resident 528 King St., West., Chatham
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He joined the Royal Canadian Engineers early in the war as a Lieutenant and received his training at Petawawa, ON. and later in England.

Went overseas April 1941 as a Reinforcements Lieutenant Promoted to the rank of Captain in charge of Officers’training in #1 Canadian Engineers Reinforcement unit, January 1942. Served in #1 Canadian Engineers Reinforcement Unit, January 1942. Served with the 11th, Canadian Field Company R.C.E. in 1943 and with the 23rd Canadian Field Company as second in command in 1944.

He served in the RCE at D-Day and through France, Belgium and Holland until he was wounded in action at Hetteren, Holland November 1944, by a German 88mm. shell which struck him on the forearm during an attack he was engaged in resulting in Capt. McIntyre being evacuated to hospital. He was returned to Canada as his wound made him unfit for active service. Was mentioned in Dispatches.

Discharged April 1945.



Sources IODE(P), CCI-RH, CFF-FD44 (CDN 22/06/45(P).)
Supplemental Information The son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McIntyre, of King Street West, of Chatham; brother of Major Douglas W. Donald graduated from Queen’s University in Engineering.
Birthplace Chatham, Ontario
Religion Presbyterian
When Enlisted 1940
Next of Kin Parents- Mr. & Mrs. A. W. McIntyre

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