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Kenneth Percival Brennan
Pte. Kenneth Percival Brennan, 23, lost his life in the Dieppe raid on August 19, 1942. He was with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry as it stormed the heavily defended beaches to take part in what has been called one of the greatest adventures in war's history and also the first complete modern experiment in combined operations. Pte, Brennan had been with the R.H.L.I. since his enlistment on April 9, 1940, going overseas with his unit in August of that year. While in England he was trained intensively in commando tactics, but physical skill and high courage were not enough against the heavy machine gun fire that curtained the beach. He was born in the St. George district, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Vincent H. Brennan, who now reside at 55 St. George St. As a lad he attended the Public School in the village and also the Baptist Church. He was employed at the Canadian Durex Abrasives Limited. On August 19, 1939, about two weeks before war was declared, he was married to Miss Anne May, who now lives at 65 St. George St. A further tragic note in connection with her husband's death was that it occurred on their third wedding anniversary. Pte. Brennan's youngest brother, Harold, who fought with the Canadian Army throughout the Italian campaign and finally into Germany, was able to visit the French village of Dieppe and found the grave of his beloved brother.