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Robert Parent

In memory of:

Guardsman Robert Parent

October 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/87169

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Governor General's Foot Guards, R.C.A.C.

Division:

21st Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Euclid and Mary Grace Parent, of Windsor, Ontario; husband of Lenora Parent, of Windsor.

Commemorated on Page 411 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:

1. C. 3.

Location:

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY is located 39 Km north west of Antwerp and 19 Km after passing the Border into the Netherlands. The N11 connects Antwerp to Bergen op Zoom via Kapellen, Pulte, Hoogerheide and finally on to Bergen op Zoom. On reaching Bergen op Zoom railway station turn right onto the Stationsplein and after 200 M turn right onto the Bredastraat. Follow this road for 500 M where it becomes Wouwsestraatweg and carry straight on for 2.5 kilometres. The street name has now changed to the Ruytershoveweg and the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left of this street. Steps into cemetery (not suitable for wheelchairs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Map– This is the action he was killed in.

'On 23 Oct, the German 85th Division launched a counterattack led by some self-propelled (SP) guns.
The Sherman tanks of the Governor General's Foot Guards and the Lake Superior Regiments were decimated by the German SP guns'.

by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com
  • Robert and his Wife– Robert and his wife Lenora in Windsor, Ontario, shortly before Robert shipped out for Britain.
  • Photo of Robert Parent– Robert Parent in an informal portrait shortly before shipping out for Britain.
  • Robert Parent in Uniform– Robert Parent in uniform shortly before shipping out for Britain.
  • Robert With His Unit– Robert Parent posed informaly in uniform with his unit.
  • 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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