The regiment mobilized for active service as The Calgary Highlanders, CASF on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, The Calgary Highlanders, CASF on 7 November 1940. On 27 August 1940, it embarked for Britain. The battalion's mortar platoon took part in OPERATION JUBILEE, the raid on Dieppe, on 19 August 1942. On 6 July 1944, the battalion landed in France as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North-West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion disbanded on 15 December 1945.
Name: Wallis, George William
Unit: ? Company
Missing since: 01-11-1944
Next of Kin: Husband of Patricia Wallis, of Toronto, Ontario.
Son of George and Annie Wallis.
Groesbeek Panel: 11
KIA Information: Known to have been killed during the battle of the Schelde.
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