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Name: Malcolm Hartley Brittain Service No: F/5212 Rank: Private Regiment/Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: February 10, 1920 Place of Birth: Forest Glen, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: April 28, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address at Enlistment: Forest Glen, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 7 inches Complexion: Medium Eye Colour: Blue Hair Colour: Brown (Medium) Trade: Farmer/Lumberman Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist Next of Kin: Robert Brittain (Father) Forest Glen, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: December 17, 1943 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: I. B. 13. The 18th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 140 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 24 Private Brittain was the son of Robert Ring and Bertha Viola Brittain, of Forest Glen, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was a brother to Burpee Robert (aged 21 in 1943), Ernest Russel (aged 13), Edgar W. (aged 12), Prescott Elroy (aged 9), Ima Roberta (Mrs. Gates) (aged 27 living in Kemptville), Mary Alice (Mrs. Burill; aged 25 living in Yarmouth), Viva Marabelle (aged 16), Viola Isabelle (aged 16), Pauline Emiline (aged 15), Bertha Augusta (aged 7), and Mildred Elizabeth (aged 4). Private Brittain was pre-deceased by a sister, Eva Dorothy Maud (died at age 9, 1933). He completed basic training at No. 60 CABTC Yarmouth, between April, 28 1942 and May 13, 1942 and completed advanced training at Aldershot, NS having transferred to the Princess Louise Fusiliers. He went overseas to the United Kingdom in November 1942 and to Italy in July 1943 where he served with West Nova Scotia Regiment. He was killed in action during the attack on Ortona, Italy.
Malcolm Hartley Brittain