Pte George Pederson 6-C-6
George was born on February 13 1922 in Pelican Portage Alberta as the son of John and Castor Pederson nee Argot (deceased in 1932) of Pelican Portage. His parents were married on July 15 1921 in Pelican Portage.
His profession was a trapper and he was member of the Roman Catholic Church. His hobby was organizing sports and he spoke English and Cree.
He enlisted on September 26 1942 in Edmonton and he went overseas to the UK on June 24 1943 and thereafter to France on June 6 1944 during D-Day.
George was killed in action on Friday June 9 1944 age 22 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried in Putot en Bessin and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: IN LOVING MEMORY. ANNIE AND JOHN PEDERSON, PELICAN PORTAGE, CANADA
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.