Private Glendon Dwight Raymond
The North Nova Scotia Highlanders
Private Raymond is sponsored by the Town of Digby and the Province of Nova Scotia.
Private Raymond était parrainé par Town of Digby et Province of Nova Scotia.
On November 24 1941, 18 year old Glendon Dwight Raymond enlisted to go off to war, along with many other young men from Nova Scotia.
Glendon was born on May 1 1923 in Tidville, Digby, Nova Scotia. His mother was Daisy Raymond and his father was Trueman Raymond. Glendon had a very large family with four brothers and three sisters. Glendon was a Baptist and did not have a chance to start a family of his own. He enlisted for the war on November 24 in Kentville, Nova Scotia. Glendon stood at 5 feet 6 inches with brown hair and blue eyes.
Prior to the war, Glendon worked as a farm labourer for his father for four years. Glendon also expressed interest in becoming a carpenter.
Glendon gave three years of service in the military. This remarkable young man earned several awards and medals including: 1939-1945 stars, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, and CVSM with clasp.
Glendon died in action along with hundreds of other Canadian soldiers on June 6 1944 at the age of 21. His grave is at the Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery, Plot 10, Row D, Grave 11. Let this young soldier be forever remembered for his courage.
Written by: Alycia Bonner, a student at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:Alycia Bonner, un élève de Garth Webb Secondary School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
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