Massie, Donald Arthur

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21433 Donald Arthur "Dan" Massie was born in Grand Forks, BC on 5 March 1917. He was living in Chilliwack, BC in 1937 and was a member of the Westminster Regiment there. He joined Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry at Work Point Barracks, Esquimalt, BC on 20 October 1937. He trained at Work Point Barracks and in England was promoted to Corporal. He married Helen Edith Almond of Brighton, England in 1942. He participated with the PPCLI in the Sicilian and Italian campaigns of World War II. He was wounded in Italy on 2 September 1944 and was struck off strength on the same day. He recovered from his injuries at Shaughnessy Hospital in Vancouver. He was promoted to Sergeant ca. 1946, and served in the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps in Montreal. He retired from military service in 1962 and subsequently worked for a sand and gravel outlet, auto parts store, and dairy. He was living in Grand Forks, BC in 1989. He died in Victoria, BC on 2 December 1994.


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