Pte Gerald Willis Stewart 6-C-5

Gerald was born on June 22 1921 in Conquest, Saskatchewan as the son of Ernest William (American) and Irene Anna (nee Walker) Stewart of Salmon Arm British Columbia. His parents were married on March 4 1920 in Port Hope Ontario. He was the brother of Lloyd, Wilbert, Ross, Earl, Wilma and Enid Stewart.
He enlisted on August 28 1942 in Vancouver and he went overseas to the UK on September 20 1943 and thereafter to France on D-Day June 6 1944.
His profession was a tractor and truck driver and he was member of the United Church.
Gerald was killed in action on Friday June 9 1944 age 22 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
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.