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Douglas Gordon Trumper
Bdr. Douglas Gordon Trumper was born in Brantford on January 10, 1919, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Trumper. He attended Dufferin School and the Collegiate Institute and in 1935 moved to Toronto with his family. Douglas joined the Canadian Army on March 21, 1941, and, after a year's training, received his sergeant's stripes. When he was posted overseas in November, 1943, he reverted to bombardier. He took part in the D-Day invasion and it was on March 2, 1945, in the battle of the Hochwald Forest, 15 miles inside Germany, that he was fatally wounded. Bdr. Trumper had been on observation duty as assistant to Capt. William Cowan, Brantford. He was buried temporarily in Germany. Late in March, 1946, Bdr. Trumper was Mentioned in Dispatches in recognition, posthumously, of distinguished service.