Tizzard, Murray Scott

  • Township: Embro & West Zorra
  • Regiment number: Oxford Rifles; Elgin Regiment
  • Date of birth: April 20, 1920
  • Where born: Embro, West Zorra Township, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada
  • Wars Served: World War II
  • Years of service: June 4, 1940 - August 1, 1946
  • Country enlisted with: Canada


Murray Tizzard was born on April 20, 1920 to Hugh and Elizabeth (nee Murray) Tizzard of Embro.  He was the eldest of 3 siblings and spent all of his life in Embro except for the years he was overseas.  Murray first signed up with the Oxford Rifles which later disbanded and amalgamated with the Elgin Regiment of St. Thomas.  The Regiment first trained as infrantry but later on trained and were designated as an Armoured Regiment.  Murray left Halifax for England on the S.S. Awatea.  Upon arrival in England they were designated a Tank Delivery Regiment and trained in Algiers. Then they served in Sicily, Italy, France and Holland. It was in Holland that Murray met his future wife, Elizabeth Mesu at a dance.  They were married on January 7, 1946.  Later that year Murray returned home to Canada along with thousands of other Veterans.  Elizabeth arrived a year later landing in Halifax.  After a train ride through the Maritimes and Quebec she arrived in Toronto where Murray whisked her away to Embro where they would both live for the rest of their lives.  During those year Murray and Elizabeth (Betty) worked many volunteer hours at the Embro Legion.  Murray achieved Life Membership in Branch #318 Embro Legion in 1988 shortly before his death.  Murray received the 1939-45 Star, the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the Italian Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp.


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HOZ - Murray Scott Tizzard and unknown womanHOZ - Murray Scott Tizzard in later years
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