Pte. Clifford Stewart Weirmeir C Coy Irish Regiment of Canada DOW 14-Sep-44


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    Pte. Clifford Stewart Weirmeir C Coy Irish Regiment of Canada DOW 14-Sep-44

    Post by pylon1357 on Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:20 am

    So as to keep congruent with my previous posts here in this section, I have forced myself to refrain from adding information and photos not available for my other posts so far. These will follow in a different post.

    Weirmeir, Clifford Stewart, Pte. C/120743

    C Company

    Service file volume: RG24-27306

    Date of Birth: 12 August 1925 (claimed on Attestation papers as born 1923)
    Place of Birth: Bancroft Ontario
    Age: 19 years
    Height: 5’ 7”
    Weight: 130 lbs
    Complexion: Medium
    Eyes: Hazel
    Hair: Dark Brown

    Religion: Pentecostal
    Marital Status: Single
    Herman Sanford (died 1942)
    Mother; Edith
    Brothers; William, Richard, Harvey, Archie, Gordon, Murney, and Arnold
    Sisters; Grace (Manders)
    Other family facts: Brother Richard Cpl. serving in Debert, Nova Scotia, Harvey and
    Archie both Ptes serving Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment in Italy. Mother
    remarried (Jopp) 5 July 1943 in Peterborough, Ontario. He plans to wed Miss. Eva Dugan
    of Cardinal Ontario, after service.

    Education: Part of grade 8, left school to work
    Trade or Calling: Farm hand 1937-42

    Date of Enlistment: 16 March 1943
    Place of Enlistment: Kingston Ontario
    Regiment or Unit: No. 3A District Depot general list
    Reason for Enlistment: to get away from work
    Date Taken on Strength to Irish Regiment of Canada: 06 June 1944 in Italy
    Theaters and Dates of Service: Canada 16-Mar-43 to 24-Nov-43
    U.K. 25-Nov-43 to 19-Feb-44
    Italy 20-Feb-44 to 14-Sep-44

    Notes from interviewer: Stability appears fair, although he admits that he didn’t get
    along well at home. Is quiet, personality is underdeveloped, and he talks in a low quiet
    voice. Learning ability is slightly lower than Army Average but should be trainable.
    Interests include animals and weapons. Sports hunting and riding, and a little softball.
    Reads western and Detective magazines (confined). No hobbies. Appears rather nervous
    and somewhat immature. His manner is alert and he talks in a low voice with nervous
    movements of the hands.

    Date of Death: 14 September 1944
    Circumstances: DOW, received a gun shot wound penetrating the abdomen on 13
    September 1944, during the Regiments attack on the town of Coriano. He was
    transported from 24ADS to 4 Cdn CCS at 2230 hrs. The Pre-op report states- patient’s
    condition has deteriorated, thus has no hope to stand surgery. He died at 0720 hrs. 14
    September 1944.
    Action: Coriano
    Location of Burial: Gradara War Cemetery, Italy
    Grave reference: Plot II. Row G. Grave 1


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