Military Service Recognition Book

101 ONTARIO COMMAND EDGAR, Alexander James Alexander was born in Toronto, Ontario on January 5, 1921. His family moved to Warkworth where he joined the Army in 1939. He served in England, France, Holland and Germany with the 2nd Field Battalion, Royal Canadian Army, 4th Field Regiment. He was awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and the France and Germany Star. His three brothers, Harold, Robert and Doug, also served in World War II. Alex was a member of Warkworth, Geraldton and Powassan Legion Branches for more than 15 years before he passed away on July 9, 2004. ELLIOTT, Harold W. Harold was born in Cache Bay, Ontario on December 22, 1907 and was a graduate of the McGill School of Medicine. In 1939, Dr. Elliott interrupted his neurosurgical training at the Montreal Neurological Institute to serve overseas with the No. 1Canadian General Hospital and the No. 1Neurological Hospital in England, France and Holland. Major Elliot’s war experiences led to a number of studies on war injuries, specifically gunshot wounds to the head, severe brain injury, peripheral nerve injury and spinal cord trauma. There are seven volumes of Harold’s personal diaries which were bound together at his own expense after their completion. These diaries cover the five-year period that Harold spent serving overseas, primarily in England. He was discharged in 1946. Harold passed away on May 10, 1973. EDGAR, Douglas Franklin “Doug” Doug was born on June 22, 1924 in Courtice, Ontario. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery in June 1943 and served as a Bombardier in Belgium and Holland with the 4th Field Regiment, 2nd Battery, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. He arrived in occupied Europe in 1944 where he served as an Artillery signaler with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. In the fall of 1944, his Battery fought in the Battle of Scheldt in a north-south Belgium and South Beveland. After the war ended, L/Sgt Edgar remained in Europe until 1946 to support the liberation of The Netherlands. He was discharged on May 30, 1946. Doug was a member of Warkworth Legion Branch 380 for eight or nine years before he passed away on January 11, 2014.