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Cyril Angus Stodgell

In memory of:

Corporal Cyril Angus Stodgell

September 11, 1944


Belgium

Military Service


Service Number:

H/20704

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

April 15, 1921
Fisherton, Manitoba

Enlistment:

October 1, 1940
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Charles and Mary E. Stodgell (1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Fisherton, Manitoba.

Brother of Private Garnett James Stodgell, Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), killed in action March 20, 1943, and Private Stanley Fredrick Stodgell, Winnipeg Grenadiers, killed in action December 19, 1941.

Commemorated on Page 454 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:

II. C. 11.

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.

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  • Memorial– Corporal Cyril Angus Stodgell is also commemorated on the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of CYRIL ANGUS STODGELL– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CYRIL ANGUS STODGELL– Parents Charles and Mary. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Cyril Stodgell– Photo of the Company B, submitted by the regiment's archives.
  • Photo of CYRIL ANGUS STODGELL– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography
  • Photo of Mary E. Stodgell– In memory of Mrs Mary Stodgell, 1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. Mrs Stodgell lost three sons during the Second World War.  Submitted on behalf of Chris Stodgell for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Mary E. Stodgell– In memory of Mrs Mary Stodgell, 1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. Mrs Stodgell lost three sons during the Second World War.  Submitted on behalf of Chris Stodgell for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Mary E. Stodgell– In memory of Mrs Mary Stodgell, 1963 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother. Mrs Stodgell lost three sons during the Second World War.  Submitted on behalf of Chris Stodgell for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Entrance– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens

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