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Heels, G.


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Gordon Heels’ death mourned by townsfolk

Friends of Pte. Gordon Heels, age 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.D. Heels, 108 Lindsay St. S., were shocked early yesterday afternoon to learn of his death in Christie St. Military Hospital, Toronto.


Pte. Heels was born in Lindsay, January 2, 1925 and received his education in Public School and Collegiate Institute here.


Enlisting in the Ordnance Corps in February, 1942, he went overseas in August 1943, where he transferred to the R.E.M.E.’s as a dispatch rider.


It was while engaged in this branch of the service that he met with the accident which was to eventually cost him his life. He suffered a fractured neck and was totally paralyzed from then on.


He was a member of the Canadian Legion.


A brother, Harry, has been overseas since April 1943, and is still in England, where he is awaiting his return to Canada for a furlough before going on to the Pacific where he has volunteered for service.


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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:
14 Jun 1945
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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.