Sapper Howard Stolar, L104205
Royal Canadian Engineers
Birth place and date: Howard was born in Willowbrook, SK on 17 July 1922.
Religion: Howard was a member of the Greek Orthodox Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Howard worked as a farmer.
Marital Status: Howard was never married or had any children.
Parents: Howard’s parents were Katie and George Stolar. His father died on 17 July 1938
Next of kin: Howard’s next of kin was his mother, Katie Stolar.
Date and location of enlistment: Howard enlisted on 9 January 1943 in Regina, SK.
Medals: Howard was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- Howard was fluent in English and Ukrainian.
- Howard had five brothers, William (age 33), John (age 19), Emil (age 20), Micky (age 15), and [illegible] (age 11).
- Howard also had four brothers, Mary (age 35), Stella (age 28), Katie (age 30), and Olga (age 23).
- Howard also had six brothers and sisters who died in infancy.
Burial location: Howard is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 21 years old when he died.
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