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Holis L. McKeil


McKeil, Hollis L., Truro, Colchester Co., Nova Scotia. Military Service: Private, B Company, North Nova Scotia Highlanders, served in Normandy, shot in the head on 7 June 1944 at the Abbaye d’Ardenne, probably by order of SS Colonel Kurt Meyer, Commander, 25th Panzer Grenadier Regiment, 12th SS Division, “Hitler Youth”. For further information, see PRU, File and Conduct Unbecoming, 69-70.

Additional Biographical Information: See Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, France. Grave Reference: II.D.1.