Lawrence Smith Millard, WW II Veteran Canadian Army, F507369

Male 1913 - 1979  (66 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Smith Millard 
    Suffix WW II Veteran Canadian Army, F507369 
    Nickname Lawney 
    Born 1 Jul 1913  Colchester County, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1979  Camp Hill Military Hospital, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Lockerby Cemetery, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2185  Default
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2019 

    Father Alfred Smith Millard,   b. 18 Oct 1892, Barrachois, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1964, Colchester County, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Vance,   b. 26 Apr 1892, Bass River, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1964, Tatamagouche, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 31 May 1913  Truro, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F737  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    1939-1945 Star
    1939-1945 Star
    The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific). Battle of Britain: This bar was awarded to those members of the crews of fighter aircraft who took part in the Battle of Britain between 10 July and 31 October 1940. The ribbon consists of three equal stripes: dark blue, red, and light blue (representing the navy, army and air force).
    France and Germany Star
    France and Germany Star
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for one day or more of service in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany between 06 June 1944 (D-Day) and 08 May 1945.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf.
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Star was awarded for six months service on active operations for Army and Navy, and two months for active air-crew between 02 September 1939 and 08 May 1945 (Europe) or 02 September 1945 (Pacific).
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp
    awarded for military service overseas during WW II. The Canadian Volunteer Service Medal is granted to persons of any rank in the Naval, Military or Air Forces of Canada who voluntarily served on Active Service and have honourably completed eighteen months (540 days)(18 mths) total voluntary service from September 3, 1939 to March 1, 1947.
    Defence Medal WW II
    Defence Medal WW II

    Documents
    Statement of Military Service 
Private (Pte) Lawrence Smith Millard PEI Highlanders.
    Statement of Military Service Private (Pte) Lawrence Smith Millard PEI Highlanders.
    Canadian Armed Forces WW II

    Headstones
    Lawrence S. Millard 1913-1979 Private WW II Canadian Army PEI Highlanders
    Lawrence S. Millard 1913-1979 Private WW II Canadian Army PEI Highlanders
    Lockerby Cemetery, Tatamagoucher, Colchester County, Nova Scotia, Canada

  • Notes 
    • Lawrence Smlth Millard, 66, of Tatamagouche, died Thursday, 01 Nov 2006 at Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax. Born In Tatamagouche, he was a son of the late Alfred and Mary (Vance) Millard. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 64. He is survived by six sisters, Cora (Mrs Walter Styger), Pauline (Mrs George MacLeod), both of St. Catharine's, Ont., Annie (Mrs Frank Dingle), Pugwash, Hilda (Mrs Doug Cox), Toronto, Dorothy (Mrs James Lenaghan), Dartmouth, Mrs Gussie Joudrie, Tatamagouche; a brother, Roland, St. Catharine's. He was predeceased by three brothers and a sister. The body rested at Coulter's Funeral Home, Tatamagouche,where funera l service was held Sunday at 1 p.m., Rev. Don MacLeod officiating. Burial was in Lockerby's cemetery.
      Lawrence enlisted 3 Dec 1942 in the Canadian Army Regular Force CA(R, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Lawrence served with the Canadian Army (National Resources Mobilization Act of 1940)in the Prince Edward Island (PEI) Highlanders during World War II in Canada and overseas, as a Private Infantryman. Regimental # F-507369. Before going overseas, Lawney spent time at Camp Aldershot (Kentville), Nova Scotia, Barrack Green Armoury in Saint John, New Brunswick, encamped outdoors at Prince George, Courtney, Port Alberni, Nanaimo and Terrace in BC before going overseas, departing from British Columbia by train to Halifax and then by ship to Portsmouth, England. In England Lawney and fellow Canadian Soldiers were encamped near Aldershot and Horsham, South & South West of London, England. He was scheduled to go to Germany but he were taken off the draft(list) within 30 minutes of their departure. In hindsight, this event may have saved his life. Lawney's mailing address was F607369 Pte Millard, L.S., PEI Highlanders, A Coy, 8 Platoon, Military Post Office (MPO), followed by the local city they were near in Canada. Lawney went to England in early 1945. In Feb 1945 his address was 16 C.I.T.B ##8 C.I.T.R Canadian Army Overseas (CA/OS). In July 1945 his address changed to 7 Canadian Repat Depot, Aldershot, England. In Dec 1945 Lawney was in Horsham, England. Lawney must have returned to Canada sometime in early 1946 and he was discharged 16 Mar 1946 in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a Private.
      In April 1947 Lawney was undergoing testing (several xrays) for pains in his side. Letter was post marked Halifax. He was taking these tests at Camp Hill Military Hospital in Halifax.
      Lawrence was given the War Medal 1939-45 for his WW II service in Canada and in England.