Rifleman Albert James McMillan, L65134
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Birth place and date: Albert was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on 15 June 1919.
Home town: Albert grew up in McLean, SK.
Religion: Albert was a member of the United Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Albert served as a farm labourer.
Marital Status: Albert was never married or had any children.
Next of kin: Albert’s next of kin was his mother, Charlotte McMillan.
Date and location of enlistment: Albert enlisted on 1 March 1942 in Regina, SK.
Medals: Edward was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- Albert had three brother, Samuel (age 23), George (age 21), and Robert (19). He also had one sister, Alice (age 17).
Burial location: Albert is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 25 years old when he died.
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