Military Service Recognition Book

145 ONTARIO COMMAND HOLDEN, Ian M. Ian was born on January 17, 1962 in Blackburn, England and came to Canada in 1974. He resided in Cambridge, Ontario where he joined the Army Cadets then became a reservist with the Highland Fusiliers of Canada. In 1980, he transferred to regular forces and served two years. He then became highly involved with The Royal Canadian Legion and has been a serving member for 32 years. He has served as Sergeant-at-Arms and Colour Sergeant for 20 years in Galt Legion Branch 121, Preston Legion Branch 126 and Deep River Legion Branch 436. He is now serving as 1st Vice president at the Deep River Branch. On September 11, 2006, he rejoined the Canadian Armed Forces at the age of 45 and became a Gunner with 2 Royal Canadian Horse Artillery. He is still serving as a cook and plans to keep serving until his retirement. HOMUTH, Robert James “Bob” Bob was born on March 5, 1918 in Wingham, Ontario. He was conscripted in 1942 and he was assigned to the Canadian Army Service Corps, Ordnance Branch in Ottawa, Ontario. After his discharge in 1947, he returned to school on the Veterans Plan and had a successful career in education. He also led a cadet corps at Mitchell District High School during his years there. Bob was a member of Clinton Legion Branch 140 and Mitchell Legion Branch 128 for a total of thirty-five years before he passed away in Clinton on February 8, 1985. HOMUTH, Clarence Edward “Lightning” “Clare” Clare was born on July 31, 1921 in Wingham, Ontario. He enlisted on September 21, 1939 with the 1st Hussars. He trained at Camp Borden and London and was shipped overseas in November 1941. As part of 6th Canadian Armoured Brigade, he was part of the assault on Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. His Sherman tank unit advanced inland as far as FontaineHenry where they were ambushed and Clare was killed. He is buried at Bény-sur-Mer Cemetery in Normandy. Clare was one of five Homuth brothers who served during WWII and the only one who did not survive.