John Showers

Rifleman John Showers, D81532
Montréal, Québec
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada

Rifleman Showers is sponsored by Frank, Cheryl, Alexander, Connor, and Trevor Egan.
Rifleman Showers était parrainé pay Frank, Cheryl, Alexander, Connor, and Trevor Egan.

John was a soldier, a Canadian, and a man who died for freedom.

John was born in Montreal, QC and got married in September 1939. John and his wife had one child together. Tragically, he died on 6 June 1944 at the age of 26. He is buried at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He received the 1939-1945 Star, The France-Germany Star, The Defense Medal, and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal.

John served as a mechanic. Initially, he was a member of the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada; later, he was a member of the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada.

John was a courageous man, who had previously answered four SOS calls for help. John sacrificed his life so that we could have a better future.

Witten by: Myles Ginty, a student at Oakville Trafalger High School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par: Myles Ginty
, un élève de Oakville Trafalgar High School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

REMEMBER TODAY, REMEMBER ALWAYS.

THIS TRIBUTE PROFILE CONTAINS AVAILABLE BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON ONE OF THE CANADIANS WHO DIED ON JUNO BEACH ON 6 JUNE 1944. THE PROFILE ALSO RECOGNIZES THE INDIVIDUAL OR ORGANIZATION WHO GENEROUSLY SPONSORED THIS SOLDIER, AND INCLUDES A MESSAGE OF THANKS AND REMEMBRANCE FOR THEIR SACRIFICE. THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE IN THE SOLDIER’S NATIVE TONGUE AND HAS BEEN COMPILED BY THE LEST WE FORGET PROGRAM AND, IN SOME CASES, THROUGH THE GENEROSITY OF INDIVIDUALS CONNECTED WITH THE SOLDIERS.  DUE TO THE INCONSISTENCY OF HISTORICAL RECORDS AND THE SPARSE AVAILABILITY OF FIRST-HAND WITNESSES, WE KNOW MORE ABOUT SOME THAN OTHERS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE ANY MATERIAL OR HELP IN OUR EFFORTS TO PRESENT THE BIOGRAPHIES IN BOTH FRENCH AND ENGLISH, PLEASE CONTACT: JBCA@JUNOBEACH.ORG.

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