Private Victor Russell Douglas Garcia, K65056
North Vancouver, British Columbia
The Canadian Scottish Regiment
Private Garcia is sponsored by the City of North Vancouver.
Private Garcia était parrainé par City of North Vancouver.
Birth place and date: Victor was born in Lumphinnans, Fifeshire, Scotland on 31 May 1923.
Home town: Victor grew up in North Vancouver, BC.
Religion: Victor was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Victor served as a paint sprayer.
Marital Status: Victor was never married or had any children.
Next of kin: Victor’s next of kin was his father, Ivon Ingold Gladsone Garcia.
Date and location of enlistment: Victor enlisted on 11 June 1941 in Vancouver, BC.
Medals: Victor was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal 1939-1945 and the CVSM and Clasp.
Burial location: Victor is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer War Cemetery in France. He was 21 years old when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
At the age of 18 years old, only a mere three years my senior, Victor volunteered to serve in the Canadian Military. You joined the Canadian Military to fight for a world where I would not have to follow in your footsteps; a world of peace and prosperity. You left your father, mother, and a steady job. You, along with so many other Canadian men and women, left their homes and loved ones behind to serve our country. It is because of you that we will never, I hope, face such great loss and tragedy again. Thank you Victor, you gave so much for a future you were never able to live. A future that I hope would make you proud.
Witten by: Calvin Newton, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par: Calvin Newton, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, 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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