I have been researching this casualty of the FSSF. He was wounded in a friendly fire incident 04 Dec 1944. More details to follow, as I sort through it all. I have visited the National Library and Archives Canada, and have photographed his service records.
Of interesting note. His name is ALVIN not Alven as the CWGC has it, and not Elvin as he is remembered on the Bancroft Ontario Cenotaph.
Although he was born in Monmouth Illinois, the family move to Ontario when he was young. He was from St. Ola Ontario, which is located east off of Provincial Highway 62, between Madoc and Bancroft. He was not from St. Olaf Minnesota, as claimed in one internet source I found.
His official date of death is recorded as 0704 18 January 1944. I can understand the CWGC listing his death as the 19th January 1944. I can not accept the United States recording his death as the 29th January 1944.
Also interesing is the fact he has a Province of Ontario Certificate of Registration of Death, AND a Report of Death of a United States Citizen in Military Service.
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