Island Soldiers Are Mentioned in Dispatches
The following P. E. Islanders are included in the list of Canadians mentioned in Dispatches:
Filliter - George Richard Forsythe, Capt., 32, formerly of Charlottetown, Canadian Infantry Corps. Next of kin is his mother, Mrs. Julia Blanch Filliter, Moncton, N.B.
Sherren - William Douglas, Captain, 30, Royal Artillery, Wife, Mrs. Florence Sherren, 14 Spring Park Road, Charlottetown.
Armstrong - John William, Sergeant-Major, Warrant Officer, 29, Corps of Military Clerks. Step-father, Charles Stewart, 151 Kent Street, Charlottetown.
McWade - Gordon Joseph, Corporal, 25, Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Father, Elliott Frederick McWade, 7 Bayfield St., Charlottetown.
Riley - Benjamin George, Lance Bombadier, 43, Royal Canadian Artillery. Wife Mrs. Ruth Riley, Summerside.
Captain Sherren, above referred to is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Sherren of Crapaud. He enlisted in January, 1941 and went overseas in June of the same year. He landed in France shortly after D-Day and is now serving in Holland with the Royal Canadian Artillery. His wife, Mrs. Florence Sherren, and two small sons reside in Charlottetown. A brother, Stephen is a Chaplain in the Navy, and is stationed at St. John, N.B. Three brothers, Louis, Ray and George live in Charlottetown. The latter, a veteran of the last war, is secretary of the Provincial Command of the Canadian Legion. Another brother, Wing Commander Clark Sherren, was killed in the King's Cup air race in England in 1934. His only sister is Mrs. Stuart Dickson of Charlottetown. Two brothers, Fred and Edward Sherren line in Crapaud.
Corporal McWade enlisted here in September 1939 and wen overseas in September 1941. He is now serving in Holland with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. His brother, Constable Frederick McWade is with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at Halifax. His sister, Claire is with the Civil Services at Ottawa.
Sgt-Major Armstrong enlisted in September, 1939, and went overseas in August of the following year. He is with the 1st Canadian Army Staff in the front line. Sgt Armstrong took part in the raid by the Canadian Army on Dieppe and was reported missing, but later was reported safe.
Captail Filliter is well known in Charlottetown where he was known familiarly as "Dick". His father was formerly manager of the Bank of Commerce here. Dick was well known in athletic circles, particularly in basketball and football. He was for a time with the P. E. Island Highlanders. His parents now reside in Moncton.
Islanders Win Awards
Overseas Honor List
Names Two From Here
Capt. W. D. Sherren, Charlottetown, Member of British Empire.
Lt. Kathleen MacLeod, Kinross, Royal Red Cross Second Class.
OTTAWA - March 16: -- The Department of National Defence today announced a total of 136 honours and awards; 132 to members of the Canadian Army, and four to members of the Auxiliary Services. They were won in the European theatre of war.
Include in the list were four appointments of Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; 10 Distinguished Service orders; 24 appointments of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire; four (Civilian Division) appointments of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
al Red Cross
he Royal Red
s, three distin-
dals; 11 Military
Mrs. Florence Sherren Charlottetown, yesterday received the citation accompanying the award of Member of the Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.) to her husband, the late Capt. W. B. Sherren.
The Citation reads:
"For a most valuable contribution in designing special equipment for use by Survey Regiments in the field. He worked hard at building up an excellent troop which throughout the whole campaign has done excellent work and helped in no small way to bring about our final victory. Capt. Sherren's name is famous in all Survey Regiments as he produced many improvements. Even in Italy, a great number of the enemy guns were located by means of the Sherren Plotter."
The late Capt. Sherren, R.C.A. enlisted in January, 1941. He went overseas in June of the same year and saw action in Normandy, France, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. On April 25th, 1943, while on a reconnaissance in Germany, he was dangerously wounded by a German mine and died on April 28th.
Capt. Sherren was mentioned in despatches for distinguished service in the field prior to being awarded the M.B.E. He was born on November 25, 1914 at Crapaud, and received his early education at Crapaud School. Later entering Prince of Wales he won a scholarship. After completing four years he graduated with honours.
ROYAL RED CROSS SECOND CLASS
MacLEOD, Kathleen Isabell, Lieutenant (Nursing Sister), MONTREAL, Que., and KINROSS, P.E.I.
Lieutenant (Nursing Sister) Kathleen Isabell MacLeod, R.R.C. II, was born in Kinross, P.E.I., and was living in Montreal, prior to her appointment with the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in July, 1941. A Registered Nurse, Lieut. MacLeod proceeded overseas in March, 1942. Her mother, Mrs. Christie MacLeod, resides in Kinross, P.E.I.
Receives Citation Accompanying Award
Capt. Sherren, M.B.E.
Captain William Douglas Sherren, M.B.E., Royal Canadian Artillery, was born November 25, 1914, in Crapaud, P.E.I. An electrician by trade, Capt. Sherren resided in Charlottetown, P.E.I., prior to entering the Canadian Army with the rank of 2nd lieutenant in January, 1941. He proceeded overseas in June, 1941, and was promoted to his present rank in November, 1943. He was mentioned in despatches earlier this year. His wife, Florence Sherren, and six year old son, Hubert, live at 14 Spring Park Road, Charlottetown, P.E.I.
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