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Freeman Hector Grant Rank: Private Regiment/Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/66173 Date of Birth: November 11, 1926 Place of Birth: Yarmouth NS Private Grant was the son of Hector Garnet Grant and Rowena Grant of Yarmouth North, Nova Scotia. He was killed in action during the battle to take Ortona, Italy. The name of Freeman's uncle William Howard Grant appears directly after his on the Yarmouth War Memorial. He died twenty-eight months after Freeman in Holland, approximately two weeks before the end of the war in Europe on April 13, 1945. He rests at the Holten Canadian War Cemetery. Date of Death: December 14, 1943 Age at Death: 17 Cemetery: Moro River Canadian Cemetery (Ortona, Italy) Grave Reference: V. A. 9. The 43rd name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 165 of the Second World Book of Remembrance Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada Carleton Branch - Royal Canadian Legion
Freeman Hector Grant
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