Pte Wilfred McIvor 7-B-16
Wilfred was born on December 3 1921 in Merritt British Columbia as the son of Alexander (deceased) and Cecelia McIvor (both Scottish), of Merritt. His parents were married on May 17 1902 in Kamloops British Columbia. His brothers were: Archibald Theodore, Albert, Louis, James Angus, Alexander and Ernest Mc Ivor and his sister was Mrs. Elizabeth King. His mother had already lost her two sons who were killed in action overseas and the 3rd one was still in Holland in June 1945.
His profession was a farm hand and he was member of the Roman Catholic Church.
He enlisted on January 30 1941 in Vancouver and he went overseas to the UK on September 2.
Wilfred was at the D-Day landing on June 6 1944 and he was thereafter killed in action on Friday June 9 age 22 in the B 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
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.