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Canadian Army CA (Canadian Army)
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The First Canadian Army was a field army and the senior formation of the Canadian Army that served on the Western Front from July 1944 until May 1945 during the Second World War. The First Canadian Army was formed in early 1942, replacing the existing unnumbered Canadian Corps, as the growing number of Canadian forces in the United Kingdom necessitated an expansion to two corps. By the end of 1943 Canadian formations in the United Kingdom consisted of three infantry divisions, two armoured divisions, and two independent armoured brigades. The first commander was Lieutenant-General A.G.L. "Andy" McNaughton, who was replaced in 1944 by General H. D. G. "Harry" Crerar. Both had been senior artillery officers in the Canadian Corps in the Great War. Allied formations of other nationalities were added to the First Canadian Army to keep it at full strength
United Nations Command (UNC) United Nations Command (UNC)


Peacekeepers monitor and observe peace processes in post-conflict areas and assist ex-combatants in implementing the peace agreements they may have signed. Such assistance comes in many forms, including confidence-building measures, power-sharing arrangements, electoral support, strengthening the rule of law, and economic and social development. Accordingly, UN peacekeepers (often referred to as Blue Berets or Blue Helmets because of their light blue berets or helmets) can include soldiers, police officers, and civilian personnel.
Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C. Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.


On 22 December 1939, it embarked for Great Britain. "D" Company participated in the expedition to the Norwegian island of Spitzbergen on 25 August 1941, and the battalion landed in Sicily on 10 July and Italy on 3 September 1943, as part of the 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Infantry Division. The unit landed in France on 15 March 1945 as part of OPERATION GOLDFLAKE, on its way to the North West Europe theatre of operations, in which it fought until the end of the war. The overseas battalion disbanded on 15 October 1945.

Battle Honours
Landing in Sicily * Piazza Armerina * Leonforte * Agira * Adrano * Troina Valley * Sicily * Colle d’Anchise * The Gully * Ortona * Liri Valley * Hitler Line * Gothic Line * Monteciccardo * Monte Luro * Rimini Line * San Fortunato * Pisciatello * Savio Bridgehead * Naviglio Canal * Fosso Munio * Italy, 1943-45 * Apeldoorn * Northwest Europe 1945
Pte Howse Andrew George
Rank: Private
Service Number: SM-17695
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Discharged: Deceased

Served In: Korea
Service: CA (Canadian Army)
Battle Group: United Nations Command (UNC)
Regiment: Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.
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Deceased: July 07, 1952 at
Cemetery GOOD FISH LAKE CEMETERY ,
 
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