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Lindsay Boy, Dispatch Rider – breaks neckGordon Heels in serious accident, is cheerful
Pte. Gordon Heels, 19 year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Heels, Lindsay St. S., while on duty overseas as a dispatch rider collided with a truck early in April and sustained a broken neck.
Harry Heels, brother of the injured man, also overseas, reports after visiting Gordon that he is very cheerful about it all and expects to be released from hospital in about two months.
Pte. Debbie Junkin of Bobcaygeon, visited Gordon in the hospital. It might also be stated Gordon is unable to write to his friends.
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- Genealogical Resource
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Pte. Gordon Heels enlisted with the Canadian Army on 4 February 1942, He left Toronto for St. Johns, N.B. on 1 February 1943 and arrived at Fredericton, N.B. on 8 February 1943. He went to Windsor, N.S. on 12 August 1943 and arrived in England 20 September 1943.
Pte. Heels was injured while on duty as dispatch rider and suffered a broken neck in April 1944. Pte. Heels was invalided home and arrived aboard the Lady Nelson 24 July 1944.
At this time he was admitted to Chorley Park Hospital. He was transferred to the Christie St. Military Hospital on 2 August 1944. He died on 13 June 1945.
- Date of Publication:
- 27 Apr 1944
- Personal Name(s):
- Gordon Heels ; Debbie Junkin
- World War II Service Files
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