John Vernon Love

Major John Vernon Love
Yorkton, Saskatchewan
The Regina Rifle Regiment

Major Love is sponsored by TD Bank Group.
Major Love était parrainé par TD Bank Group.

Birth place and date: John was born in Napinka, MB on 8 August 1918.

Home town: John grew up in Yorkton, SK.

Religion: John was a member of the Protestant Church.

Occupation: Before the war, John was a pre-medical student at the University of Saskatchewan.

Marital Status: John was married.

Next of kin: John’s next of kin was his wife, Margret Fisher-Love.

Date and location of enlistment: John enlisted on 3 June 1940 in Regina, SK.

Important dates:

  • John was promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to Major over the course of his military career.

Medals: John was awarded the CVSM and Clasp.

Burial location: John is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer War Cemetery in France. He was 25 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

I must thank John for giving up his life for the country that many of us call home; Canada. It is evident that many of John’s fellow soldiers respected and cared for him. John led his men very bravely and he was last heard telling his men to keep their heads down.

John and over 300 Canadians made the ultimate sacrifice, but it was, and he will never be forgotten.

Written by: Dylan Williams, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par : Dylan
 Williams, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Smith Fall, Ontario, Canada.

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