Lance Corporal Alvin Milton Rustad
Rose Valley, Saskatchewan
Fort Garry Horse
Birth place and date: Alvin was born in Rose Valley, SK on 30 October 1914.
Religion: Alvin was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Alvin served as a store clerk.
Marital Status: Alvin was never married or had any children.
Parents: Alvin’s parents were Arne and Annie Rustad. Alvin’s father passed away on 30 August 1940.
Next of kin: Alvin’s next of kin was his mother, Annie Rustad.
Date and location of enlistment: Alvin enlisted on 12 November 1942 in Saskatoon, SK.
Medals: Alvin was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- Alvin was fluent in both English and Norwegian.
- Alvin had two brothers, Kenneth (age 32) and William (age 20). He also had two sisters, Agnes Larson (age 27) and Opol (age 18).
- After the war, Alvin had hoped to enter a career in radio.
Burial location: Alvin is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 30 years old when he died.
This photo of LCpl Rustad was generously provided by his great-great-nephew, Blake Coulson, age 15.
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