In memory of


Gilbert Donald Boxall

who died on 9 Jun 1944

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service Army
  Unit Regina Rifles
  Rank Rifleman
  Service number L27355
  Date of death 19440609
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  L27355 Rifleman (Regina Rifles stretcher bearer) Gilbert Donald (Gib) Boxall (b.1922) of Canwood was KIA 19440609 at Bretteville-l'Orgueilleuse and is buried at Bény-sur-Mer Canadian war cemetery near Reviers, Calvados, France. Boxall was a medic who was cut down while trying to reach a soldier who was calling for help; it was discovered after his death that he had been wounded himself no fewer than five times earlier that day. He was the son of Mary Jennifer Poole who came from Hickson, Oxford Co., Ontario, to Summerland, British Columbia. The family moved to the Polwarth area in 1931 and later farmed near the Dry Creek school north of Canwood. Gib was born at Toronto and was farming when he enlisted at Prince Albert in 1940.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 494 - Canwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Bény-sur-Mer Canadian war cemetery, Calvados, France    

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  Honour roll location(s) ------
  Geo-memorial Boxall Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 55.8833°N / 105.9167°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73P13
  Geo-memorial details Northwest of Black Bear Island Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19220222
  Place of birth Toronto, Ontario    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19400611
  Place of enlistment Prince Albert    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Canwood    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation farmer
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