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Hill, E.I.
Publication:
Macleans, 15 Nov 1944
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Description:

Gunner Everitt Ivan Hill enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery on 24 March 1941, training at Brantford, Petawawa, and Debert (N.S.). He proceeded overseas on 21 October 1941 and on D-Day went to France and through to Caen, Normandy where he paid the supreme sacrifice at Caen.


He was buried where he fell, and a shrine was built over the grave where the townspeople came to kneel and say prayers of thanksgiving for their liberation. They dropped coins in and offering box there, the fund was used to build a permanent memorial in honour of all Canadians who fell at Caen.

Date of Publication:
15 Nov 1944
Date Of Event:
18 Jul 1944
Subject(s):
Personal Name(s):
Everitt Ivan Hill ; Everitt Hill
Collection:
World War II Service Files
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.28342 Longitude: -78.86628
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Hill, E.I.


Gunner Everitt Ivan Hill enlisted with the Royal Canadian Artillery on 24 March 1941, training at Brantford, Petawawa, and Debert (N.S.). He proceeded overseas on 21 October 1941 and on D-Day went to France and through to Caen, Normandy where he paid the supreme sacrifice at Caen.


He was buried where he fell, and a shrine was built over the grave where the townspeople came to kneel and say prayers of thanksgiving for their liberation. They dropped coins in and offering box there, the fund was used to build a permanent memorial in honour of all Canadians who fell at Caen.