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Capt Ernest Edmund Teagle 

 

 

Born on Nov. 19, 1918 in Regina Sask., lived for years in Calgary. Educated at University School in Victoria. Received good basic training in 170 Cadet Corps at school. At the University of British Columbia he rose to the rank of Regimental sergeant major in the C.O.T.C. Joined the Irish Fusiliers (militia) in Vancouver, and sent to the O.C.T.U. at Gordon Head. Trained at Coldtream Ranch battle drill taken at Vernon, B.C. in 1942. He instructed at Vernon for eleven months. In 1943 reverted to the rank of lieutenant in order to proceed overseas to The Calgary Highlanders. Platoon commander in "D" Company, then in Normandy, of the carrier platoon. In action at Hill 67 on July 19, under heavy mortar fire. Wounded at the Seine, spent time at British hospital at Bayeux. Rejoined the unit in Sept. Fought at  Woensdrecht, house-to-house fighting. Walcheren Causeway was the toughest action.


When recovered he commanded the transport section at Grave until the end of the war. Returned to England in Dec. 1945 and almost immediately returned to Canada. Discharged. Returned to university for his final year. Worked for Imperial Oil for ten years then became a teacher. Retired.

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