Hugh Archibald Munroe

Corporal Hugh Archibald Munroe, H17414
Brandon, Manitoba
The Regina Rifle Regiment

Birth place and date: Hugh was born in Brandon, MB on 30 November 1919.

Home town: Hugh grew up in Brandon, MB.

Religion: Hugh was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Occupation: Before the war, Hugh worked as a hotel porter.

Marital Status: Hugh was married Constance Jane Munroe. They had a daughter, Carol Jean, who was almost three years old when her father was killed.

Parents: Hugh’s parents were Hugh and Bessie Hall Munroe.

Next of kin: Hugh’s next of kin was his wife, Constance Jane.

Date and location of enlistment: Hugh enlisted on 18 June 1940 in Winnipeg, MB.

Medals: Hugh was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.  His wife and mother also received the Memorial Cross on his behalf.

Additional Information:

  •  Hugh attended high school and graduated at the age of 18.
  •  Hugh worked as a porter clerk at the Prince Edward Hotel in Brandon, MB.
  • When the war was over, Hugh wanted to return home to become an accountant.
  • Hugh had two brothers, Glen Harold (age 23) and John Henry (age 16). He also had a sister, Olive Jeanette (age 20).

Burial location: Hugh is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 24 years old when he died.

 

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