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The mission and the commitment of the Field of Crosses Memorial organization is to assure that present and future generations always remember and never forget the thousands of men and women from Southern Alberta and across Canada who gave their tomorrows for our today.

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๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ. โ€“
Age 22- F/S RCAF
Date of Death 17/10/42
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Age 22 โ€“ F/O (P) RCAF
Date of Death 20/01/1943
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Age 27 โ€“ F/S (AG) RCAF
Date of Death 31/03/1944

James, William, and Lloyd were born in Craigmyle, Alberta and were the only sons of William Boyd and Dagnie Anderson. Two of the boys, James and William were twins. Each of the boys enlisted in the RCAF.

Flight Sergeant James Sangster Anderson, who died when the pilot tried to land on three engines on October 17, 1942, was 22 years old.

Flying Officer William Boyd Anderson who failed to return from anti-sub patrol on January 20, 1943, was 22 years old.

Flight Sergeant Lloyd George Anderson who was killed on March 31, 1944 while on operations over Nuremberg, Germany, was 27 years old.

Their Mom always set a place at dinner hoping William would be coming home as his body was never recovered. William is commemorated at Runnymede Memorial (Panel 172) in Surry, United Kingdom. Mrs. Anderson was named the National Memorial Silver Cross Mother in 1959 and traveled by train to Ottawa for the November 11 services where she laid a wreath at the National War Memorial.

The family was honoured in the mid 1950โ€™s when the Grade 1-8 school at the Penhold Air Base was named the โ€˜Andersons of Craigmyle Schoolโ€™.

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๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ. โ€“
Age 22- F/S RCAF
Date of Death 17/10/42
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Age 22 โ€“ F/O (P) RCAF
Date of Death 20/01/1943
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Age 27 โ€“ F/S (AG) RCAF
Date of Death 31/03/1944

James, William, and Lloyd were born in Craigmyle, Alberta and were the only sons of William Boyd and Dagnie Anderson. Two of the boys, James and William were twins. Each of the boys enlisted in the RCAF.

Flight Sergeant James Sangster Anderson, who died when the pilot tried to land on three engines on October 17, 1942, was 22 years old.

Flying Officer William Boyd Anderson who failed to return from anti-sub patrol on January 20, 1943, was 22 years old.

Flight Sergeant Lloyd George Anderson who was killed on March 31, 1944 while on operations over Nuremberg, Germany, was 27 years old.

Their Mom always set a place at dinner hoping William would be coming home as his body was never recovered. William is commemorated at Runnymede Memorial (Panel 172) in Surry, United Kingdom.  Mrs. Anderson was named the National Memorial Silver Cross Mother in 1959 and traveled by train to Ottawa for the November 11 services where she laid a wreath at the National War Memorial.

The family was honoured in the mid 1950โ€™s when the Grade 1-8 school at the Penhold Air Base was named the โ€˜Andersons of Craigmyle Schoolโ€™.

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The Field of Crosses would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for all of the support we received throughout 2020. It is with your support that we are able to continue honouring the fallen heroes of Southern Alberta each year, and share this experience with future generations.

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and safe 2021.

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The Field of Crosses would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sgt. Andrew Harnett and to his colleagues at the Calgary Police Service. We are truly sorry for your loss. ... See MoreSee Less

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BOSSERT, Max - 34 - L/Cpl CScotR - 31/12/1944

Max Bossert was born in Stirling, Alberta on November 4, 1910 to August and Anna Bossert. He married Ardella Nate of Magrath, Alberta and had three children. Max enlisted in Fort MacLeod in 1941 and went on to serve in the 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish
Regiment, (Royal Canadian Infantry Corps). Max attained the rank of Lance Corporal. As part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, he took part in the Normandy invasion, landing on Juno Beach, June 6, 1944.

Max was wounded and taken prisoner on December 20 and died of his wounds on December 31. 1944 at the age of 34 in Bedburg, Germany. Max is commemorated at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Nijmegen, Netherlands.

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BOSSERT, Max - 34 - L/Cpl CScotR - 31/12/1944

Max Bossert was born in Stirling, Alberta on November 4, 1910 to August and Anna Bossert. He married Ardella Nate of Magrath, Alberta and had three children. Max enlisted in Fort MacLeod in 1941 and went on to serve in the 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish
Regiment, (Royal Canadian Infantry Corps). Max attained the rank of Lance Corporal. As part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, he took part in the Normandy invasion, landing on Juno Beach, June 6, 1944.

Max was wounded and taken prisoner on December 20 and died of his wounds on December 31. 1944 at the age of 34 in Bedburg, Germany. Max is commemorated at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Nijmegen, Netherlands.

www.FieldofCrosses.com
Registered Charity No. 74426 0084 RR0001

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SCHROEDER, Ronald F. โ€“ 20 โ€“ Pte Hast & PER โ€“ 25/12/1943

Ronald Fred Schroeder was born March 20, 1923. Son of Fred and Martha Schroeder of Calgary, Alberta.

Ronald enlisted November 1, 1941 with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. (service number L/51409).

Private Ronald F. Schroeder died December 25, 1943 at the age of 20. He is buried in Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in Italy.

In December 1943, as part of the Allied advance through Italy, Canadian forces fought one of their toughest battles of the war in a bid to capture the town of Ortona. The month-long campaign โ€” first at the Moro River outside Ortona, then with vicious street fighting in the town itself. Ortona was eventually won for the Allies.
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SCHROEDER, Ronald F. โ€“ 20 โ€“ Pte Hast & PER โ€“ 25/12/1943

Ronald Fred Schroeder was born March 20, 1923. Son of Fred and Martha Schroeder of Calgary, Alberta.

Ronald enlisted November 1, 1941 with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. (service number L/51409).

Private Ronald F. Schroeder died December 25, 1943 at the age of 20. He is buried in Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in Italy.

In December 1943, as part of the Allied advance through Italy, Canadian forces fought one of their toughest battles of the war in a bid to capture the town of Ortona. The month-long campaign โ€” first at the Moro River outside Ortona, then with vicious street fighting in the town itself. Ortona was eventually won for the Allies.
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๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ. โ€“
Age 22- F/S RCAF
Date of Death 17/10/42
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Age 22 โ€“ F/O (P) RCAF
Date of Death 20/01/1943
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Age 27 โ€“ F/S (AG) RCAF
Date of Death 31/03/1944

James, William, and Lloyd were born in Craigmyle, Alberta and were the only sons of William Boyd and Dagnie Anderson. Two of the boys, James and William were twins. Each of the boys enlisted in the RCAF.

Flight Sergeant James Sangster Anderson, who died when the pilot tried to land on three engines on October 17, 1942, was 22 years old.

Flying Officer William Boyd Anderson who failed to return from anti-sub patrol on January 20, 1943, was 22 years old.

Flight Sergeant Lloyd George Anderson who was killed on March 31, 1944 while on operations over Nuremberg, Germany, was 27 years old.

Their Mom always set a place at dinner hoping William would be coming home as his body was never recovered. William is commemorated at Runnymede Memorial (Panel 172) in Surry, United Kingdom. Mrs. Anderson was named the National Memorial Silver Cross Mother in 1959 and traveled by train to Ottawa for the November 11 services where she laid a wreath at the National War Memorial.

The family was honoured in the mid 1950โ€™s when the Grade 1-8 school at the Penhold Air Base was named the โ€˜Andersons of Craigmyle Schoolโ€™.

https://www.fieldofcrosses.com/
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The Field of Crosses would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude for all of the support we received throughout 2020. It is with your support that we are able to continue honouring the fallen heroes of Southern Alberta each year, and share this experience with future generations.

Best wishes to all for a happy, healthy and safe 2021.

www.FieldOfCrosses.com
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BOSSERT, Max - 34 - L/Cpl CScotR - 31/12/1944

Max Bossert was born in Stirling, Alberta on November 4, 1910 to August and Anna Bossert. He married Ardella Nate of Magrath, Alberta and had three children. Max enlisted in Fort MacLeod in 1941 and went on to serve in the 1st Battalion, Canadian Scottish
Regiment, (Royal Canadian Infantry Corps). Max attained the rank of Lance Corporal. As part of the 7th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Canadian Division, he took part in the Normandy invasion, landing on Juno Beach, June 6, 1944.

Max was wounded and taken prisoner on December 20 and died of his wounds on December 31. 1944 at the age of 34 in Bedburg, Germany. Max is commemorated at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Nijmegen, Netherlands.

www.FieldofCrosses.com
Registered Charity No. 74426 0084 RR0001
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SCHROEDER, Ronald F. โ€“ 20 โ€“ Pte Hast & PER โ€“ 25/12/1943

Ronald Fred Schroeder was born March 20, 1923. Son of Fred and Martha Schroeder of Calgary, Alberta.

Ronald enlisted November 1, 1941 with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. (service number L/51409).

Private Ronald F. Schroeder died December 25, 1943 at the age of 20. He is buried in Moro River Canadian War Cemetery in Italy.

In December 1943, as part of the Allied advance through Italy, Canadian forces fought one of their toughest battles of the war in a bid to capture the town of Ortona. The month-long campaign โ€” first at the Moro River outside Ortona, then with vicious street fighting in the town itself. Ortona was eventually won for the Allies.
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Taerum, Torger H. DFC โ€“ 23 โ€“ Flight Lieutenant (Navigator) RCAF -16/09/43

Torger Harlo Taerum was born in Milo, Alberta on May 22, 1920. He was better known as Terry to his friends. He joined the RCAF and was assigned to the 617 Squadron, later known as โ€œthe Dam Bustersโ€. To have been hand-picked to be Wing Commanders Guy Gibsonโ€™s navigator, is likely the greatest compliment that could have been paid to a Bomber Command navigator. Their missions were to develop and carry out operations to destroy water reservoir dams supporting war production in the Ruhr Valley. Due to their successes Terry Taerum was presented with the Distinguished Flying Cross by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on June 22, 1943. Terry survived the Ruhr dam raids. Sadly, Terry was killed in action September 16, 1943.

A year later Terryโ€™s 18 year old brother, Lorne C Taerum was killed on his sixth operation when his Lancaster was shot down over Holland.

Both Terry and Lorne are commemorated in the Field of Crosses.
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May the joy and peace of this holiday season fill your home and heart.

Thank you for your invaluable support throughout the year.
Merry Christmas from all of us at the Field of Crosses

"We Will Never Forget"
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Francis (Frank) Herbert Carr was born 1916-08-13 in Okotoks, Alberta. Son of James Herbert and Henrietta Dorothy Carr of Okotoks. Frank was the second son of pioneer farmers of the district south-west of Okotoks.

Born and educated in Okotoks, Frank joined the RCAF on May 14, 1941 (service number J9364) and won his pilotโ€™s wings at MacLeod, Alberta on December 8, 1941. Shortly after he was commissioned, he left for England on January 6, 1942. Later he was sent to Egypt and then transferred to Gil Gil, Kenya. Division #70 (Middle East) Operational Training Unit (OTU).

At the time of Frankโ€™s enlistment, he was engaged in farming operations with his brother Clare. Frank was well known in Okotoks as he played hockey for several seasons. Clare later joined the RCAF and stationed in St Thomas.

Okotoks, January 13, the Calgary Herald reported; โ€œMr. and Mrs. J.H. Carr of Okotoks received a cable Monday that their son Pilot Officer Francis Herbert Carr had died of his injuries received on active service. The death occurred in Gil Gil, Kenya territory, Africa on January 6, 1943. Surviving are his mother and father, one sister Mrs. Stanley Skov of Black Diamond, his four brothers: Byron, Douglas, Clare and Lorne all of Okotoks, Albertaโ€.

Flying Officer Carr lost his life when Bristol Blenheim (#BA243) aircraft crashed south of the aerodrome
at Nakuru, Kenya.

F/O (P) Francis H. Carr is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery Kenya. Nakuru is 97 miles north-west of Nairobi. Grave Reference: 489. The European Cemetery lies in the eastern part of town and within it is a special service plot containing the 1939-45 War Graves.

Frank is also remembered with honour in the Okotoks Cemetery in his hometown. F/O Carr is commemorated in the Field of Crosses in Calgary each November.
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When our dear friend, Sheilah Daniels-Smith, from the Calgary Fire Department was enquiring why, though her Uncleโ€™s name was called and picture held high in the roll call at our 2019 Remembrance Day ceremony, there was no bio card on his cross โ€“ Bart Peake one of the Field of Crosses volunteers who quietly works behind the scenes coordinating the Bio Card project, took it upon himself to gather information and photos to create this very interesting and intriguing family tribute and placed it on the cross of F/S Francis A. Coady.

Coady, Francis A โ€“ 19 โ€“ F/S (AG) RCAF โ€“ 25/06/1944
Francis Anthony Coady was born November 2, 1924 in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Son of James M.P. Coady and Minnie Coady of Leduc, Alberta. Francis enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Service Number R/198799 and was assigned to 624 (SD) Squadron of the Royal Air Force (RAF) as an Air Gunner (AG). He held the rank of Flight Sergeant.

Documented records of the 624 (SD) Special Duties Squadron RAF were very limited due to the secrecy of the work involved. Most orders and instructions were single copy and handwritten. The Aircrew and Ground Staff were involved in supporting the liberation of France, Italy and Yugoslavia from their air base in Blida, Algeria which is 45 kilometers south-west of Algiers.
Their work was so secret, even their families did not know where they were or what they were doing. The only person on each flight who knew the exact location of the drop zone was the navigator. Duties included dropping agents and supplies behind enemy lines, flying as low as 200 โ€“ 300 feet over mountainous terrain, and even transporting VIPs. February 1944 the squadron was flying Halifax planes from Blida concentrating their efforts on southern France. During the next few months operations over France increased with 12 โ€“ 14 sorties per night being flown and on some nights 19 sorties.

Francis died on June 25, 1944 at the age of 19 Burial Information: Mazargues War Cemetery, Bouches-du-Rhone, France. Plot 3, Row E, Coll grave 30-37. Commemorated on page 275 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.
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In honour of #GivingTuesday The Field of Crosses Memorial Project would like to thank the community for its charitable generosity in 2020.

During an extremely difficult year, Albertans stepped up financially to take collective ownership of the Field of Crosses Memorial Project

The Field of Crosses board of directors, J. Murray McCann, Susan Schalin, George Brookman, Jordan Witzell and Eppo van Weelderen, would like to express their deep gratitude to those who have shown their respect for our deceased service members by donating to the Field of Crosses Memorial Project. By participating in both Exercise Freedom Together and the Adopt A Cross campaigns, the community has ensured the legacy of the Field of Crosses will continue. It is with deep appreciation we recognize and thank those who adopted over 1,000 crosses as well as the many who participated in Exercise Freedom Together. We also recognize and thank all those who sent donations to the memorial. Your contributions assure that We Will Never Forget those heroes who gave their tomorrows for our today.

Even though Remembrance Day 2020 has passed, and the crosses have come down, the work for The Field of Crosses continues. If you or anyone you know would like to donate, please visit the link below.

Your support is greatly appreciated!

https://www.fieldofcrosses.com/donate/
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Tegh Singh felt a pull towards making a difference for our city. His personal mission, to ride 34 kilometres in Calgary, stopping at various locations near to his heart. He is raising funds for his two chosen charities, the Field of Crosses as well as the Veterans Transition network.

November 11, the morning of Remembrance Day, Tegh rode a bike in snowy and cold conditions, to raise awareness for Veterans. He feels that being physically active and speaking openly about his experiences in the US military are important. He rode for his, โ€œbrothers and sisters who didnโ€™t come home with (him), and those who are forever changed by war.โ€

The Field of Crosses thanks Tegh for raising awareness not only about the Field of Crosses, but also for all Veterans.

If you would like to learn more about Tegh and his ride to remember, please go to Bike Calgaryโ€™s web link:

https://bikecalgary.org/ride-to-remembrance/

Exercise Freedom Together: raising awareness of the Field of Crosses. #ExerciseFreedomTogether @Field of Crosses
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Lest We Forget...

For this year's Remembrance Day, we ask everyone to pause and reflect on the freedoms they enjoy in their lives.

Think of each one of these individual candles - each contributing to a vast collective of candles - as an individual freedom that you get to experience in your daily lives, no matter how big or small it is.

Each one of these candles is represented by a Canadian who gave up their life in order to contribute to one of the freedoms you get to exercise; totaling over 3,500.

Photo captured from:
@field_of_crosses Night of Lights Sunset Ceremony - November 10

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Today's Sunrise Ceremony was in tribute to Peacekeeping.

Attendees included the family of Spr Stephan John Stock- who fell in Afghanistan in 2008, Jason Coping- Minister of Labor and Immigration, Rebecca Schulz - Minister of Children's Services, Whitney Issik- MLA, as well as all of the other volunteers and people braving the cold weather this morning.

We continuously express our #gratitude for all who show up to the ceremonies to come pay their respects in honor of the #Fallen.
We also want to once again thank everyone who supports the Field of Crosses and place their faith in the initiatives they set forth.

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Earlier this week, @mortgageconnection stopped by at the @field_of_crosses to learn more about the history and stories that highlight some of the crosses on display.

Major (ret.) Kent Griffiths guided a small tour, helping to educate and share the stories and experiences of many of the fallen soldiers represented here.

The small tour was concluded with a cheque donation to the Field of Crosses organization. We are forever grateful for this contribution and for Mortgage Connection's selfless support toward our initiative!

#yyc #calgary #exercisefreedomtogether #EFT2020 #fieldofcrosses #fieldofcrossescalgary #mortgageconnection #support #localsupport #yyclocal #notforprofit #grateful #begrateful #gratitude #wwi #wwii #canada #alberta #fall2020 #remembranceday #weremember #neverforget #canadianarmedforces #history #justice #peace #equality #fightforjustice #southernalberta #yycliving
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Today - Nov. 05, 2020 - was a day of honoring historians and journalists. We also paid tribute to Michelle Lang, a Calgary Herald Journalist who tragically lost her life in Afghanistan in 2009.

We were fortunate enough to record a short time lapse video at the @field_of_crosses for the Sunrise Ceremony.

We want to remind everyone to simply be grateful for the privilege to see another sunrise or sunset each day and to bear in mind that so many of our freedoms (which can at times seem trivial) were fought for in a not too distant past.

Donations to the Field of Crosses can be made to:
https://ecs.page.link/SFr7V

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Ever wonder who actually helps to set up and run the @Field of Crosses? Check out the video to see! ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ๏ธ

Music by Adam Vitovskรฝ, Rock Symphony
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A quick look at @field_of_crosses first sunset ceremony this past Sunday on November 1.

Sunday's British Tribute Day ceremony marked the beginning of 11 days of sunrise and sunset ceremonies, leading up to November 11 - Remembrance Day.

What a fitting way to pay homage to the many who gave up their tomorrows for our todays...

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The Kennedy family visits the @FieldOfCrosses every year to see John D. Cruickshank's cross. In the picture is John's Great-Great-Great nephew!

John passed away on April 25, 1945.
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Today, we remember Carl Wilfred Carlson who has a cross erected in his honor at the @field_of_crosses

There are some who do not have a face that we can accompany to their story. We still have a responsibility to honor and remember them regardless.

Carl Carlson was born July 8, 1913, in Seven Persons, Alberta. He was the son of Gust and Hanna Carlson, and husband to Hulda of Medicine Hat, Alberta. He was also a father to his children, Joanne and Edward.

Pte Carlson served in the Algonquin Regiment RCIC part of the 33rd Canadian Brigade Group. Founded on July 1, 1900, the Algonquin Regiment is a primary reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army.

Carlson fought in the Second World War, specifically in helping to secure the Scheldt in the Netherlands.
On September 22, 1944, the Algonquins made a first attempt to take over a gap - a small gap in the southeast of the Breskens Pocket - which was heavily defended. The Algonquins were unsuccessful in this attempt.

On October 6, 1944, they once again planned to take the gap with Operation Switchback. It once again proved to be extremely difficult to break through the heavy German defenses and their firepower. A few days later on October 9, 1944, the Canadians attacked all around the Braakam, initiating a charge near Hoofdplaat. The Algonquins attempted once again on October 10, to clear the gap; unsuccessfully.

It was on the day of this charge that Pte. Carlson lost his life in battle. The Algonquins were finally successful in clearing the gap they worked so effortlessly for one month later.

Carl Wilfred Carlson is buried at the Adegem Canadian War Cemetery in Belgium.

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