Private Malcolm Allen MacPherson, B137923
Stamford Centre, Ontario
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion
Birth place and date: Malcolm was born in Niagara Falls, ON on 4 April 1921.
Home town: Malcolm grew up in Stamford, ON.
Religion: Malcolm was a member of the Church of England.
Occupation: Before the war, Malcolm served as a Telephone Lineman.
Marital Status: Malcolm was never married or had any children.
Next of kin: Malcolm’s next of kin was his father, Malcolm MacPherson.
Date and location of enlistment: Malcolm enlisted on 6 January 1943 in Hamilton, ON.
Medals: Malcolm was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM with claps.
Burial location: Malcolm is buried at the Ranville War Cemetery in France. He was 23 years old when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
On 6 June 1944, Private Malcolm Allen MacPherson was killed in action while serving in the Second World War. He was part of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion.
Malcolm faced tragedy a year before his own death as his wife had passed away. Malcolm was only 21 years old when he enlisted and never had the opportunity to fully experience the world. Because of his service, I can walk down my street with no worries as he helped contribute to our freedom.
We will remember Malcolm and the many others who died fighting for Canada’s freedom. We remember what he did, and will forever. Canada will never forget what happened, or what Malcolm did for his country. I will never forget. Lest we forget.
Written by: Kendra Follis, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par: Kendra Follis, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
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