Edward Westerby

Rifleman Edward Westerby
Toronto, Ontario
The Queen’s Own Rifles

Rifleman Westerby is sponsored by Centre Dufferin District High School. 
Rifleman Westerby était parrainé par Centre Dufferin District High School.

An honoured soldier – dedicated by the students of the CDDHS/DCMA 

Birth place and date: Edward was born in Toronto, ON on 30 June 1913.

Home town: Edward grew up in Toronto, ON.

Religion: Edward was a member of the Church of England.

Occupation: Before the war, Edward worked as a master cleaner for the company Clean-It-Eria located in Toronto.

Marital Status: Edward was never married or had any children.

Parents: Edward’s parents were Thomas Frederick and Emma Jane Westerby.

Next of kin: Edward’s next of kin was his father, Thomas Frederick Westerby.

Date and location of enlistment: Edward enlisted on 13 June 1940 in Toronto, ON.

Medals: Edward was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.

Additional Information:

  •  Edward left Halifax, NS on 19 July 1941 and arrived in Gourock, Scotland ten days later.
  •  When the war was over, Edward had intended to work in a post office.

Burial location: Edward is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 31 years old when he died.

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