Clarence Edward Homuth

Trooper Clarence Edward Homuth
Mitchell, Ontario
1st Hussars

Trooper Homuth is sponsored by the Municipality of West Perth, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128 (Mitchell).
Trooper Homuth était parrainé par Municipality of West Perth, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 128 (Mitchell).

 

Note on the death of C.E. Homuth, from: A History of the First Hussars Regiment 1856-1980

“After an Orders Group with the infantry it was decided that three groups of tanks would move behind Pierrepoint and make a recce of the high ground. The troops mopved off and for a considerable period encountered no opposition. Suddenly near Fontaine-Henry an anti-tank gun was seen on the left flank. Since the gun was not pointed at the tanks, they moved in keeping it covered. This gun, later discovered to be a dummy, had absorbed the attention of the crew commanders and suddenly an 88mm, concealed beside the road, opened fire and succeeded in knocking out five tanks before Sgt. Gariepy could neutralize it. Lieut. C.M. McLeod was wounded, but his crew were unhurt. Lieut. Pease’ tank was less fortunate, and he, along with Tpr. H.H.M. Lismore, Cpl. P.F. Newton and Tpr. C.J. McAndrew, was killed. Only the co-driver, Tpr. Wilkes, escaped alive. In Cpl. Shire’s tank, Tprs. E.J. Annis and W. Feschuk were killed and in the tank commanded by Cpl. Pike, Tpr. C.F. Homuth was killed.”

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