Pte Arthur Laskovitch 8-C-4
Arthur was born on April 13 1918 in Wellington British Columbia as the son of Joseph (Hungarian) and Sophie (German) Laskovitch, of South Wellington. His parents were married on February 4 1902 at Nova Scotia. His brothers were Joseph Robert and Norman Anthony Laskovitch and his married sisters were Irene Casorzo, Doris Menerd, Emma Haslan and Ellen Irving.
He was a miner and member of the Church of England.
He enlisted on April 17 1942 in Vernon British Columbia and he went on September 1 1943 overseas to the UK and he went thereafter as reinforcement on June 11 1944 to France.
Arthur died of wounds on Tuesday August 15 age 26 in the B Coy near Falaise and he was temporarily buried at Gaumesnil W. Caen-Falaise and reburied on January 19 1945 in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: OUR DEAR SON ARTHUR. IN OUR HEARTS HIS MEMORY LINGERS, SWEETER, DEARER, FONDER YET
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.