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Little Britain boy killed in NormandyBdr. Everitt I. Hill, 23, pays supreme sacrifice.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Hill, Little Britain, have received the sad news that their son, Bdr. Everitt I. Hill, 23, has been killed in action in France on July 18.
He enlisted in Toronto in March 1941 and went overseas early in October of the same year. He was married to Joan Kitchell of Little-Hampton, England, Sept. 1943.
A brother Sgt. A.W. Hill of the RCAF is on active service overseas.
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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.
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- 28 Jul 1944
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- Everitt Ivan Hill ; Everitt Hill ; Joan Kitchell
- World War II Service Files
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