Oscar George Priestap, WW II Veteran Canadian Army.

Oscar George Priestap, WW II Veteran Canadian Army.

Male 1913 - 1989  (75 years)

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  • Name Oscar George Priestap 
    Suffix WW II Veteran Canadian Army. 
    Born 15 Oct 1913  Ellis Township, Wartburg, Perth, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Tue 10 Oct 1989  Parkwood Hospital, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cremated Thu 12 Oct 1989  Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I411  Default
    Last Modified 28 Dec 2019 

    Father Frederick K. Priestap,   b. 23 Oct 1871, Wartburg, Ellice Township, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Ottilie M. Suehring,   b. 1878, Sebringville, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948, Perth County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 5 Jun 1902  St John's Lutheran Church, Seebach's Hill, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Frederick K. Priestap & Ottillie M. Suehring raised a grandson (1900s-1970s)
      He married (private spouse) and they had three children
      1. Granddaughter (private),
      2. Gloria Priestap and
      3. Melborne Walter Priestap 14 Oct 1944-12 Jun 1948. He died in Perth County, Ontario, Canada and buried in 2nd St John's Luthern Cemetery, Wartburg, Ontario, Canada.
    Family ID F366  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Veronica (Vera) Agnes Wild,   b. 26 Jun 1920, Bayfield, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mon 5 Mar 2007, Avalon Retirement Home, Orangeville, Dufferin, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 21 Nov 1951  St. Joseph, Huron, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2014 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Oct 1913 - Ellis Township, Wartburg, Perth, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Nov 1951 - St. Joseph, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - Thu 12 Oct 1989 - Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Huron, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Veronica (Vera) Agnes Wild and Oscar George Priestap on their wedding day 21 Nov, 1951
    Veronica (Vera) Agnes Wild and Oscar George Priestap on their wedding day 21 Nov, 1951
    Oscar George Priestap 1951
    Oscar George Priestap 1951
    Oscar Priestap, Canadian Army 1941-45
    Oscar Priestap, Canadian Army 1941-45
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    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).
    Italy Star
    Italy Star
    awarded for overseas service in the Italian Campaign during WW II
    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.
    Oscar Priestap
    Oscar Priestap
    In early July 1943 the Canadian Army landed in Sicily near Pachino on the southern tip. This picture shows their advance near Ipsica during the hot summer weather using any method (commandeering donkey and cart) to haul heavy weapons and equipment. Uncle Oscar says in his note to me that "he was following these Canadian Army soldiers in a jeep picking up wounded or disabled Canadian Soldiers".
    Defence Medal WW II
    Defence Medal WW II

    Headstones
    Oscar Priestap & Veronica (Vera) Wild
    Oscar Priestap & Veronica (Vera) Wild
    Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Ontario

  • Notes 
    • In Memory of Oscar George Priestap of Clinton, Ontario. Beloved husband of Vera (Wild) Priestap. Dear Father of Patricia, Brenda and Paul. Passed away at Parkwood Hospital, London, Ontario on Tuesday 10 Oct 1989 in he 75th year. Friends will be received at the Beattie-Falconer Funeral Homes "Beattie Chapel", 55 Rattenbury St. East, Clinton, Ontario on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral service will be held on Thursday 12 Oct 1989 commencing at 2 pm from the funeral home. Rev G Youmatoff and Father R. Renaud officiating. Cremation and interment in the Clinton Cemetery.
    • Oscar, son of Frederick and Otillie Suehring Prestap, served overseas in the Canadian Army (Service Battalion?)in Italy, France, Belgium and Germany as a mechanic/driver 1941-1945. Regimental Number was A-601719. For his service he should have received the following medals and decorations; 1939-1945 Star, The Italy Star, The France & Germany Star, Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM) with Clasp (awarded for 60 days or more service outside Canada) and the War medal 1939-1945. The solders in WW II wore dog-tags around their neck. These tags were three disks approx 3 cm in diameter; one disk would be attached to the body of the fallen military member, one disk was send to the family and the third disk was retained by the Government with the military member's records in casuality cases. Before and after World War II, Oscar worked as a mechanic. He was employed by the Ontario Department of Highways before retirement. In his 76th year. Evening of Oct 11, prayers held followed by a memorial service by the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 140, Clinton, Ontario. Funeral service from Beattie-Falconer Funeral Home "Beattie Chapel", Clinton, Ontario. Rev G. Youmatoff and Father R. Renaud officiating. Cremation and interment in Clinton Cemetery. Rest in Peace and Thank you for your military wartime service and our freedom!
    • Oscar Priestap may have served in the (London) Service Battalion with the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) on 3 Sep 1943 (Peter Etue's 2nd birthday) when the Canadian Army (CA) entered Italy from Sicily.