Alec Ellis Flexer

Lance Corporal Alec Ellis Flexer, D166551
Montréal, Québec
1st Regiment Le Régiment de la Chaudière

Lance Corporal Flexer is sponsored by TD Bank Group
Lance Corporal Flexer était parrainé par TD Bank Group.

 

Birth place and date: Alec was born in Montréal, QC on 1 December 1921.

Home town: Alec grew up in Montréal, QC.

Religion: Alec was a member of the Jewish faith.

Occupation: Before the war, Alec served as a stock keeper.

Marital Status: Alec was never married or had any children.

Next of kin: Alec’s next of kin was his father, Jacob Flexer.

Date and location of enlistment: Alec enlisted on 14 September 1942 in Montréal, QC.

Medals: Alec was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM with Clasp.

Burial location: Alec is buried at the Ranville War Cemetery in France. He was 22 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

Through Alec’s training he was always highly regarded by others and was constantly recommended for promotion in rank. Despite being small for a paratrooper, Alec made it on to the 1st unit of the Canadian forces Paratrooper Regiment. Sadly, Alec was killed in a crater on D-Day and left his father, Jacob and mother, Sarah without a son. He also left behind is brother, Bernard, and his sisters, Fannie and Constance.

Alec as a stock keeper but always had a passion for music. He was planning on returning to school to study music after the war. Alec was also very athletic; he liked to play basketball, go skating, and play tennis.

Alec was an exceptional soldier and I wish I could have learned more about the other soldiers that gave their lived for that I have today. Without their individual efforts, the history of the Second World War would be very different. A tribute to someone who gave their life or you is one of the most difficult things to do and impossible to repay them, but a good start to make sure their legacies never die. R.I.P Alec Ellis Flexer.

Witten by: Matt Eichhorn, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:
Matt Eichhorn, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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