Major James Hector Sutherland, a former member of the 5th Medium Battery, 15th Brigade Canadian Artillery from 1928 and a Vancouver City Policeman from 1930 is buried at the Montecchio British Empire cemetery. in Italy. He rose through the ranks to Battery Sergeant Major before commissioning as he enrolled in the Canadian Active Service Force. He was killed in action on 28 August 1944 and the following excerpts from the 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment RCA War Diaries provide a bit of insight into the days after his death.
This information came from a recently discovered site heritage.canadiana.ca which has a large collection of World War II War Diaries. Unfortunately, I could not find an index. It would be greatly appreciated if someone could point that out for me. If it doesn't exist, I could sure use a volunteer to help me finish off the attached index....
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