Rifleman Ernest Willard Dalshaug, L65222
The Regina Rifle Regiment
Birth place and date: Ernest was born in Buchanan on 13 August 1920.
Religion: Ernest was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Ernest worked as a farm labourer.
Marital Status: Ernest was never married or had any children.
Parents: Ernest’s parents were Nellie and Ellend John Dalshaug. They were married in Roseau, Minn. USA on 23 March 1903.
Next of kin: Ernest’s next of kin was his father, Ellend John Dalshaug.
Date and location of enlistment: Ernest enlisted on 1 April 1942 in Regina, SK.
Medals: Ernest was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- Ernest had four brothers, Justin Bennet (age 40), Arthur Leonard (age 29), Ingman Joseph (age 27), and Allan Emory (age 13). He also had six sisters, Myrtle Telene Sorestad (age 38), Ethel Telia Sorestad (age 36) Mabel Gladys Freeman (age 34), Pearl Olive Meech (age 32), Inez Adelaide Dalshaug (age 21), and Doris Enid Dalshaug (age 15).
- Ernest also had two siblings, Arthur Leonard and Irvine Raymond, who passed away before his enlistment.
Burial location: Ernest is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 22 years old when he died.
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