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Ernest Neil Misner
Tpr. Ernest Neil Misner, 21 years old and the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Misner, R.R. 3, Cainsville, lost his life on February 20, 1945. His unit, the 1st Battalion, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, had attacked strong enemy positions in the Siegfried line along the Calcar Goch road in Germany. It was essential that these positions be held if the Canadian Army was to advance. Tpr. Misner played his part magnificently and gave his life that his comrades might make further progress in the march into the heart of Germany. With others of his unit who had fought and died so bravely, Tpr. Misner was buried in the Canadian cemetery near Calcar. His military career began in November, 1942, when he enlisted in the Tank Corps and was sent to Sherbrooke, Que., for basic training. In April of the following year he was transferred to Camp Borden, where he was promoted to corporal. He reverted to the ranks when he was moved to the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Regiment for overseas posting. But before that occurred he had three months additional training at Debert, N.S., and left for England in November. He saw battle action in Holland before his unit arrived in Germany. Tpr. Misner had attended Lynden Continuation School and the Jerseyville Baptist Church. He had taken a special mechanics' course and was employed in the shell department of the Cockshutt Plow Company.