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Primary Duty as Infantry Support

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Primary Duty as Infantry Support

Most of our action was in Italy. We started out from, from, in my instance, in a place called Pontecorvo and we went right up as far as , pretty near up as far north as Milan before coming back down to Leghorn and riding up through France and then picking up again in, in Holland. We travelled by truck, sixty hundred weights. The regiment that I was in was Infantry Support Regiment. We did most of our travelling in half tracks, actually our primary duty was to support the tanks in the spring and in the late winter when the weather wasn’t very good we worked as infantry, we became infantry men. We were right in the front line.

Mr. Marshall provides details of the infantry support regiment on their move through Pontecorvo as far north to Milan, a route taken before going to Holland.

Calvin Marshall

Mr. Calvin Marshall was born in Montreal, Quebec. At the age of 19, he decided to join the Reserve Army with the Royal Montreal Regiment. After receiving basic training in Farnham, Quebec, he enlisted with the active force in May of 1943. Mr. Marshall was part of the West Minister Regiment. He went overseas on the Mauritania, landed in Liverpool, England where he received advanced infantry training as a Bren gunner and moved in as a replacement with the regiment. After the war, Mr. Marshall was employed at Long Ports Canada Depot, and became a member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
April 14, 2011
Person Interviewed:
Calvin Marshall
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War
West Minister Regiment
Bren Gunner

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