Harold C. Magnusson, Spr.
Personal information
Age 22
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth 21-04-1922, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Genealogy Son of Johan Carl Magnusson and Emma Simpson, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Military information
Army Number G-53266
Rank Spr.
Function Operator Stormboat 1
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
Gorinchem, General Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number L-7-3
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
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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 4 of the crew of 4 including the CO Lt. Martin. Sapper Magnusson was in boat 1. His body was recovered from the river Lek Near Tienhoven on 14 November.

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Harold C. Magnusson, Spr.
Personal information
Age 22
Nationality Canadian
Date / place of birth 21-04-1922, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Genealogy Son of Johan Carl Magnusson and Emma Simpson, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Military information
Army Number G-53266
Rank Spr.
Function Operator Stormboat 1
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
Gorinchem, General Cemetery, Netherlands
Grave number L-7-3
Graves overview
Miscellaneous information
Supplemental images
Click to view
External reference Click to view
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 4 of the crew of 4 including the CO Lt. Martin. Sapper Magnusson was in boat 1. His body was recovered from the river Lek Near Tienhoven on 14 November.

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