In memory of

Rifleman

Michael Joseph Bokitch

who died on 30 Mar 1945

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service Army
  Unit Regina Rifles
  Rank Rifleman
  Service number L64502
  Date of death 19450330
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  L64502 Rifleman (Regina Rifles driver mechanic) Michael Joseph (Mike) Bokitch (b.1920) of Regina was KIA 19450330 at Emmerich during the assault crossing of the Rhine and is buried at Groesbeek Canadian war cemetery near Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands. He was the son of Martin and Magdalena Bokitch and left a wife Ruth Charlotte (Schick) who later moved to Vancouver. Mike was working as a glazier for Western Manufacturing when he enlisted at Regina late in 1941.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Groesbeek Canadian war cemetery, Gelderland, Netherlands    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Bokitch Island, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 59.2167°N / 103.2833°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 64M3
  Geo-memorial details In Phelps Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19200713
  Place of birth Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19411204
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation glazier
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