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A Tribute to the Aboriginal Veterans of The RHLI

The following is a list of Aboriginal Veterans of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. This list is courtesy of Jeff Schlingloff of The Aboriginal Veterans Tribute Homepage

The Aboriginal Veterans Tribute Homepage

Ser Service/Regimental NumberNameRankUnitDate of Death Remarks/NotesBand - First Nation
1B/38327Belleau, Gerald Thomas PteRoyal Hamilton Light InfantryJuly 26, 1944Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Calvados, FranceOjibwa - Garden First Nation, Ont
2B/162220Big Canoe, Thomas BeresfordPteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry March 08, 1945
age 19
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery - NetherlandsGeorgina Island, Ont.
3B/37150Brant, Elmer JosephPteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry (Dieppe)August 19, 1942Brookwood Memorial - Surrey, United KingdomMohawk - Bay of Quinte, Ont
4B/59127Gaiashk, Alphonse FrankPteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry September 28, 1944
age 27
Schooselhof Cemetery - Belgium Wikwemikong, Ont
(Son of Louis and Bridget Gaiashk Kaboni)
5B/38323Goulais, Michael ClarencePte Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Dieppe) August 19, 1942Brookwood Memorial - Surrey, United Kingdom Nipissing Band - Sturgeon Falls, Ont.
6B/37529Henry, Norman WalterPteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry (Dieppe) August 19, 1942
age 26
Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery - Seine-Maritime, FranceHagersville, Ont
7King, ElliottRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry Dieppe, August, 1942 - POW Hagersville, Ont.
8B/37528King, Maxwell JacobPteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry (Dieppe) August 19, 1942
age 25
Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery - Seine-Maritime, France Hagersville, Ont
married in U.K., had a son
- wife Margaret I. King, Hagersville, Ont.
9B/139142Le Sage, James APteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry August 01, 1944
age 20
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Calvados, France Sault Ste. Marie, Ont
10B/37486 Martin, FranklynL/Sgt Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Dieppe)August 19, 1942Brookwood Memorial - Surrey, United KingdomSix Nations - Oakland, Ont
11 Shingoose, Frank DouglasPte Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Dieppe)Muscowpetung, Sask
12Smith, William GeorgePteRoyal Hamilton Light InfantryOctober 03, 1944Oshweken, Ont
13C/122902 Swanson, George Bernard APteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry March 02, 1945
age 21
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery - NetherlandsChapleau, Ont
14B/38433Williams, Roy (Henry)PteRoyal Hamilton Light Infantry August 12, 1944
age 24
Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery - Calvados, FranceOshweken, Ont. (Eagle's Nest)
15B/38421Whitlow, Robert ArthurRoyal Hamilton Light InfantryMarch 27, 1994 Six Nations - Ont
NOTES:

  • Data contained is not an official list, and is intended as a resource guide. The list entries are transcribed from published sources, or submitted.
  • All Rights Reserved permission to reprint, reproduce, and/or, transmit list content, is required.
  • Aboriginal Veterans Tribute Homepage compiled by Jeff Schlingloff © 2011. Information here is courtesy of Jeff Schlingloff at The Aboriginal Veterans Tribute Homepage

 

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