Military Service Recognition Book

99 ONTARIO COMMAND DUNLOP, John Arkle Arkle was born on June 16, 1917 in Moonstone, Ontario. He enlisted in 1942 with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment and served in Canada, England, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. He was wounded three times. Major Dunlop was discharged in 1946, was mentioned in dispatches and was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Gold Star for valour (France). After the war, Arkle kept in touch with many friends he had made in Europe, making visits to some of the battlefields such as St. Lambert sur Dives, Kapelsche Veer and Delden where Arkle’s company had crossed the 20th Canal in boats, attacked and held some farm buildings in a fierce battle that ended when he called the Artillery down on his own position. The liberation of Delden became a springboard for the final assault into Germany. Arkle was a lawyer with the firm of Harris & Dunlop in Markdale. He was a member of Flesherton Legion Branch 333 before he passed away on April 30, 2008. ECKENSVILLER, Lawrence L. Lawrence was born on April 17, 1925 in New Liskeard, Ontario. He enlisted in April 1943 and served in Canada, England and Londonderry, Northern Ireland as well as an Anti-Air Gunner in Liverpool. Lawrence served as Able Seaman on HMCS North Bay from 1943-44 doing Atlantic runs, including four trips to Bermuda and convoy duty from Newfoundland to the British Isles. He made 30 trips across the North Atlantic before being discharged in November 1945. Lawrence received the King George Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp, the Atlantic Star, the 1939 – 45 Star and the Queen Elizabeth Medal. He was also awarded the Service to the Community Medal for 40 years service to the community. Lawrence has been a member of New Liskeard Legion Branch 33 for more than sixty years and Branch President for forty-two years. DUNLOP, Robert D. Robert was born on February 12, 1921 in Bruce County, Ontario. He joined the Army on July 2, 1940 and served in England, Italy, Sicily and Germany with the Three Rivers Regiment, 12th Canadian Army Tank Battalion. He was wounded when his tank was hit in Italy and he later marched in Germany’s Black Forest in at the end of the war. He was discharged on October 12, 1945. Robert was a member of MacDonald Legion Branch 183 and Major William Dwight Sharpe Legion Branch 15 for approximately 20 years before he passed away on October 10, 1965.