Black Watch of Canada

From the beginning in 1862, Canada's senior Highland Regiment, has been privileged to serve Canada in its obligations not only to the Empire and the Commonwealth, but also to international organizations such as NATO and the United Nations.

 

The Black Watch of Canada's birth and growth is thus analogous to that of the Parent Regiment, which was formed in 1739 to guarantee peace in the highlands of Scotland and eventually to fight for Monarch and Country in conflicts throughout the world. It is therefore not surprising that both Regiments share a common heritage, spirit, and a distinctive highland dress. The tartan of the Black Watch and the Royal Stewart tartan of its pipers, are known the world over as hallmarks of outstanding service in peace and war.

 

During World War II, the Canadian Regiment joined with battalions of the Black Watch from all parts of the Commonwealth in the struggle to defeat the Axis Powers. The Regiment first saw action at Dieppe, where its "C" Company and Mortar Platoon were key components of the assault force. Landing in Normandy shortly after D-Day, the Black Watch participated in some thirty battle actions throughout France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany. Members of the Regiment won 211 honours and awards for the campaign.

Name: Staniulis, Joseph Peter

Rank: Corporal

Age: 26

No. D/131537

Unit: ? Company

Missing since: 09-10-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Ananio and Domicele Staniulis, of St Gerard de Berry, Quebec

Groesbeek Panel: 10

KIA Information: Known to have been killed during the fighting at the Schelde area.

 

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Name: MacKinnon, George Allan

Rank: Lance-Corporal

Age: 27

No. F/4981

Unit: ? Company

Missing since: 13-10-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Mr and Mrs Michael MacKinnon.

Groesbeek Panel: 10

KIA Information: Known to have been died of his wounds in a German Hospital during the fighting at the Schelde area.

 

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