Ronald T. McKee, Spr.
Personal information
Age 36
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number G-13145
Rank Spr.
Function Stormboat Operator
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 23rd Field Company
Unit / Group Royal Canadian Engineers
Division / Transport / Command Unknown
Regiment First Canadian Army Troop Engineers
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Evasion point at the River
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 9-C-1
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

During the night of the withdrawal, the Royal Canadian and British Engineers worked together to get the survivors safely on the other site of the river. The first 3 Canadian Stormboats (motor powered boats) were launched into the water at 21.45 hrs. Sapper McKee was one of the operators of another boat. The following account of 23rd FC Engineer Gerald Goudet tells more about the death of McKee: 'We were working by the river near Driel, preparing for the storm boating, when heavy shelling began. We took cover in an apple orchard. Four men were hit by shrapnel and machine gun spray. McKee was seriously hit and past away upon admission to the hospital'.

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Ronald T. McKee, Spr.
Personal information
Age 36
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Military information
Army Number G-13145
Rank Spr.
Function Stormboat Operator
Platoon / Troop / Flight Unknown
Company / Squadron 23rd Field Company
Unit / Group Royal Canadian Engineers
Division / Transport / Command Unknown
Regiment First Canadian Army Troop Engineers
Death information
Died when 25-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Evasion point at the River
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Oosterbeek, War Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 9-C-1
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Personal notes

During the night of the withdrawal, the Royal Canadian and British Engineers worked together to get the survivors safely on the other site of the river. The first 3 Canadian Stormboats (motor powered boats) were launched into the water at 21.45 hrs. Sapper McKee was one of the operators of another boat. The following account of 23rd FC Engineer Gerald Goudet tells more about the death of McKee: 'We were working by the river near Driel, preparing for the storm boating, when heavy shelling began. We took cover in an apple orchard. Four men were hit by shrapnel and machine gun spray. McKee was seriously hit and past away upon admission to the hospital'.

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