I am searching for James Findlay. He was in Terneuzen, The Netherlands in 1944. I am trying to find out if he is still alive.
Name: James Finley (could be spelt many different ways!)
Age in 1944: about 18 (born about 1926?) I do not have a service number or date of birth.
Army Status: Cook. Was part of the Royal Canadian Service Corps. Possibly part of the 1st Canadian Army. We believe he could have been part of the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa or maybe the Nova Scotia Highlanders (both these groups were in Terneuzen at this time).
He was in Terneuzen in 1944, and was at the school on the Grenulaan (which is a street). He was friendly with Mr. Levinus Hamelink who lived next to the school. The son of Mr. Hamelink remembers him and would like to know what happend to him. He cooked for the HMS personnel of the landing crafts who crossed the Westerschelde to liberate Walcheren. The following are his movements as we know them:
1. Came from Gent (Belgium) with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa).
2. Cooked for all the troops crossing the Westerschelde from Terneuzen (Polish and Canadian)
3. Then James left with the 3rd Inf. Div. (Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa) to Breskens. Then he came back to Terneuzen to cook for the next troops crossing the Westerscheldt.