L/Cpl Frederick Christian Van Idour 4-E-5

Frederick was born on September 8 1908 in Daysland AB, the son of Wilson and Martha Henrietta Van Idour nee Block of Kelowna British Columbia. His sisters were: Mrs. Gladys Hopkins, Mrs. Evelyn Bailey, Mrs. Bernice Todd and Mrs. Beatrice Matheson.

He was married on December 19 1929 with Helen Rosa McCall in Oyama British Columbia and they had two kids: a boy called Arthur Frederick (1930) and one girl Vivien Evelyn (1933).

He was a hard rock miner and member of the United Church of Canada.

He enlisted on June 16 1942 in Vernon British Columbia and he disembarked on November 28 1943 thereafter the UK and he disembarked on October 17 1944 then in Belgium. He was on November 3 1944 taken on strength to the Canadian Scottish Regiment.

He was appointed on February 16 1945 to Lance Corporal.

Frederick was killed in action on Monday February 19 1945 age 36 in the D Coy near the Moyland Wald in Germany during the operation Veritable and he was temporarily buried near the Heseler Feld at Calcar in Germany before being reburied in March 1948 in Holten.

His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal 1939- 45; CVSM & Clasp.

He served with the Canadian Scottish Regiment.