Cpl Fred Hogilt Jensen 9-C-10
Fred was born on April 10 1910 in Vein Denmark as the son of Mr. Jensen (deceased) and Marie Eliassen (living in Denmark). His cousin Arne Elbak was his next of kin and living in the USA.
He was a farmer and member of the United Church. He spoke Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and German.
He enlisted on July 8 1940 in Penticton British Columbia and he went on September 2 1941 overseas to the UK. And he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing.
Fred was killed in action on Sunday October 15 age 34 near the Leopold Canal and he was temporarily buried in Maldegem and on July 17 1945 reburied in Adegem.
His medals were: Medal 1939-45; France Germany Medal, Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
He was awarded on October 21 1944 too with the British Empire Medal (BEM) for very bravery service.