David L.G. Hope, Spr.
Personal information
Age 25
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Frank D. and Lottie F. Hope
Military information
Army Number G-53227
Rank Spr.
Function Operator Stormboat 3
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 26-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Evasion point at the River
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Rhenen, General Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 27-B-7
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. Boat 1 got a direct hit by a stray mortar killing all sappers and the CO Lt. Martin. Boat 3 was also hit and sank, killing 2 of the crew. Sapper Hope was one of them. He probably drowned while wounded. Only Cpl. Smith survived.

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David L.G. Hope, Spr.
Personal information
Age 25
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth Unknown
Genealogy Son of Frank D. and Lottie F. Hope
Military information
Army Number G-53227
Rank Spr.
Function Operator Stormboat 3
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 26-9-1944
Died where Oosterbeek
Spot Evasion point at the River
Map reference Unknown
Burial location
Rhenen, General Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number 27-B-7
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. Boat 1 got a direct hit by a stray mortar killing all sappers and the CO Lt. Martin. Boat 3 was also hit and sank, killing 2 of the crew. Sapper Hope was one of them. He probably drowned while wounded. Only Cpl. Smith survived.

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