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Ernest Parent

In memory of:

Private Ernest Parent

August 19, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

A/22790

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

December 30, 1921
Campbellton, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

September 8, 1941
Quebec City, Quebec

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Parent of Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 104 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. B. 10.

Location:

Adegem Canadian War Cemetery is located midway between Brugge (17 km) and Gent (26 km) on the N9 which connects the two towns. From Brugge, Adegem is approached via Sijsele and Maldegem. On reaching Adegem, the cemetery is located on the Prins Boudewijn Laan, on the right hand side of the N9. In the last week of September 1944, the Allies held the city of Antwerp, but the Germans held both shores of the Scheldt estuary, so that the port of Antwerp could not be used. The task of clearing the southern shore of the estuary was allotted to the 3rd Canadian Division, aided by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the 52nd Division. Their operations lasted from October until the beginning of November 1944. By 3rd November the Germans had been cleared from the north-west corner of Belgium and the south shore of the Scheldt was free. There had been fierce fighting for two weeks for the crossing of the Leopold Canal. The majority of the men buried at Adegem died during the operations for the clearance of the south bank of the Scheldt; but many Canadians who lost their lives elsewhere in Belgium were also brought here for burial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Ernest Parent (age 22) was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He was killed in action during Operation Jubilee (Dieppe Raid). His body washed ashore near De Panne, Belgium on September 10, 1942. He was temporary buried in De Panne with several other Canadians. He was awarded one Good Conduct Badge on July 21, 1942. https://commonwealth-adegem.com/parent-ernest
  • Entrance– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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