Gunner William Alexander Warun, H103864
Royal Canadian Artillery – 14 Field Regiment
Gunner Warun is sponsored by François Matte, CD, Canadian Army Warrant Officer (Retd) Fd Artilleryman and Parachute Training Instructor 1981 – 2013 and the Municipality of Greenstone.
Gunner Warun était parrainé par François Matte, CD, Canadian Army Warrant Officer (Retd) Fd Artilleryman and Parachute Training Instructor 1981 – 2013 and the Municipality of Greenstone.
We are forever grateful for your gallant and tireless efforts prior to and during D-Day in Normandy, France 06 June 1944. Nous ne vous oublierons jamais.
Birth place and date: William was born in Wade, ON on 1 March 1922.
Home town: William grew up in Emerson, MB.
Religion: William was a member of the United Church.
Occupation: Before the war, William served as a grocery store clerk.
Marital Status: William was never married or had any children.
Next of kin: William’s next of kin was his Mother, Annie Warun.
Date and location of enlistment: William enlisted on 9 November 1942.
Medals: William was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
Burial location: William is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 22 years old when he died.
Student’s final reflection:
William was 18 years old when he left home to partake in the army as a gunner. William attended boot camp for training before heading overseas. He was raised by his single mother and he as a single child.
Thank you William for your great sacrifice for our country. He will never be forgotten.
Witten by: Tyler Sutter, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:Tyler Sutter un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
REMEMBER TODAY, REMEMBER ALWAYS.
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