Sweet, Murdoch

Date of birth:
June 24th, 1913 (Salmon Bay/Québec, Canada)
Date of death:
November 18th, 1998 (Corner Brook/Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada)
Nationality:
Canadian (1931-present, Constitutional Monarchy)

Biography

Service number 970.571.

Murdoch Sweet was born as Canadian but moved to Newfoundland at a young age. It was not until 1949 that Newfoundland became a part of Canada. Before that is was a British colony. Beceause Murdoch Sweet was born in Canada and Newfoundland now is a part of Canada we here use the Canadian Nationality.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Sergeant
Unit:
137/166 Newfoundland Field Regiment, R.A.C.E.F
Awarded on:
March 24th, 1944
Citation:
"On March 19, 1944, on the San Elia Cassino plain, whilst the Battery "Dauphine" of the 40th Colonial Groupe of the D.C.A. was under attack bij 12 Focke Wulf, he gave proof of his courage and great friendship in combat by bringing instand aide to a French group of which the Chief and two aides had been seriously wounded. Bringing ammunition permitted this group to defend themselves to the end and finally escape the enemy's attack."
Received with Bronze Star.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)

Sources

  • Photo 1: Brent Sweet
  • Photo: Brent Sweet
  • - Ordre du Corps No. 23, 24th March 1944
    - Family records

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