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Heels, G.


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Private Gordon Heels is seriously injured

Lindsay, May 8 (Special)—Mr. and Mrs. D. Heels, 108 Lindsay St. S., received official word that their son, Pte. Gordon Heels, aged 19, is seriously injured in England. Pte. Heels, while riding a motorcycle on duty, crashed into the back of a truck and suffered a broken neck.


He left school to enlisted in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in Toronto in February, 1942. He went overseas in September 1943, and has been on despatch riding duty. A brother, Harry, is also in active service overseas.


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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.

Publisher:
Toronto Telegram
Date of Publication:
8 May 1944
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Gordon Heels ; Harry Heels
Collection:
World War II Service Files
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.3508744336419 Longitude: -78.7325434292866
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Heels, G.


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.