Mark was born on September 12 1923 in Kenora Ontario as the son of Nicholas Grozik (Polish), and of Tillie Grozik, of Shortdale, Manitoba. His parents were married on March 12 1921 in Bield Manitoba. His brothers were Eugene (army too), Roy and Wesley Grozik and sister Joanne Grozik. And his uncle was William Grozik and aunt Mrs. W. Lesuck.
His profession was a truck driver and he was member of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. He spoke English and Ukrainian. His interests were: hockey and baseball at school and reading adventure stories. He liked movies and social evenings but not much dancing.
He enlisted on April 8 1943 in Winnipeg and he went overseas to the UK on February 25 1944 and he went thereafter to France as reinforcement for the D-Day landing on June 6.
Mark was killed in action on Thursday June 8 age 20 in the D Coy near Putot en Bessin and he was temporarily buried there and on January 18 1945 reburied in Bretteville S/Laize.
At his headstone: REST IN PEACE, BELOVED SON AND BROTHER. YOUR MEMORY WILL LIVE FOR EVER
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is at the monument in Putot en Bessin.