Military Service Recognition Book

59 ONTARIO COMMAND BUSHBY, Walter H. Walter was born in Claremont, Ontario on December 14, 1895. He enlisted in the Army on May 18, 1918 and served with the 2nd Depot Battalion, 1st Cor., 4th Canadian Infantry during WWI. He was discharged on April 24, 1919. BUXCEY, Jesse Jesse was born in Nuneaton, England on February 21, 1914. He enlisted in 1934 with the Royal Horse Artillery, 9/7th Field Army and re-enlisted in 1938 with the 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment, “C” Company. Sergeant Buxcey served in Belgium in 1939 and was awarded the King Albert Belgium Medal of Loyalty as well as the 1940 Dunkirk and Normandy Campaign Medals. In 1940 in Normandy, outside of Caen, Jesse was wounded by a German stick grenade resulting in an almost fatal head injury. For military service, he was awarded the 1939-45 Star, the Campaign of the British Commonwealth, the France and Germany Star, the George VI Defence and the British George VI War Medals. In 1949, Jesse and his wife and children came to Canada. He worked as a carpenter, was very active in youth soccer and was a member of Fenelon Falls Legion Branch 238 and Port Perry Legion Branch 419 for more than ten years before he passed away on August 23, 2008. BUTLER, James William James was born in Cobourg, Ontario on January 29, 1926. He joined the Army on May 2, 1945 and served in Canada and England during WWII. He was discharged on May 6, 1946. James has been a member of Port Perry Legion Branch 419 for nine years.