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Roderick Lloyd Joseph Golden
Pte. Roderick Lloyd Joseph Golden, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Lloyd Golden, 67 Grey St., lost his life on October 10, 1944, in the battle for the Port of Antwerp in Belgium, an action that had begun in September and lasted until the heart-breaking job of clearing the Schelde Estuary was completed. Only 19 years of age at the time of his death, Pte. Golden had been overseas but two months when his death brought to an end his service with the Royal Regiment of Canada. He enlisted in Toronto in November, 1943. He is buried near the scene of one of the fiercest actions in the war at Putte, Holland, and in a letter received by his parents, his platoon commander wrote of his bravery and gallantry in upholding the reputation of his unit. He had trained in Simcoe, Ipperwash and Woodstock. Born in Greensville, May 28, 1925, Roderick was educated at St. Mary's and then St. Basil's Separate Schools and attended the parish churches. As a youngster he had many interests but was particularly enthusiastic about stamp collecting. Before his enlistment he was employed by the Mohawk Creamery.