Corporal Alwyn Kenneth Ross, C35574
Royal Canadian Engineers
Sponsored by: 30th Field Artilley Regiment RCA
Birth place and date: Alwyn was born in Martintown ON on 29 June 1915.
Home town: Alwyn grew up in Martintown, ON.
Religion: Alwyn was a member of the United Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Alwyn worked in steel construction.
Marital Status: Alwyn was never married or had any children.
Parents: Alwyn’s parents were Duncan and Laura Ross.
Next of kin: Alwyn’s next of kin was his father, Duncan Ross.
Date and location of enlistment: Alwyn enlisted on 13 January 1942 in Kingston, ON.
Medals: Alwyn was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
Additional Information: Alwyn had four brother, Arthur (age 32), Earl (age 26), Franklin (age 23) and Malcolm (age 21). He also had two half-brothers, Donald (age 37) and Jamie (age 35).
Burial location: Alwyn is buried at the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 28 years old when he died.
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