Clement, George Alvin

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Branch: 7th Field Compnay, 2nd Royal Canadian Engineers
  • Date of birth: October 15, 1912
  • Date of death: August 1988
  • Burial location: Dorchester Union Cemetery, Middlesex County, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Country enlisted with: Canada

Biography

George Alvin Clement enlisted in London, Ont., and left behind a five-year-old daughter and pregnant wife to serve in England, Holland, Belgium, France and Germany for 51⁄2 years with the 7th Field Company, 2nd Royal Canadian Engineers. When his ship docked in England, he was told, in error that his wife Janet had given birth to a boy. Their second child, in fact, was a girl. For two years, Alvin lived in a basement in Belgium, from which he emerged only at night to build bridges and roads to Germany. At Dieppe, he injured his knee. He returned to Canada in the fall of 1945. In the following spring, he and his family moved to Lot 23, Concession 2.

 

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