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« on: April 20, 2017, 08:22:07 AM »

McIVOR, ELGIN
Rank:Sapper
Service No:C/33441
Date of Death:01/02/1943
Age:29
Regiment/Service:Royal Canadian Engineers 8 Field Sqn.
Grave Reference: 39. F. 3.
Cemetery:BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:Son of George and Grace McIvor, of Coburg, Ontario, Canada; husband of Reta May McIvor, of Coburg.


Thanet Advertiser - Friday 05 February 1943

CANADIAN SOLDIER KILLED. LORRIES COLLIDE AT MINSTER.
For nearly six hours Ramsgate Borough Coroner (Mr. J. H. Robinson), assisted by a jury, on Wednesday heard evidence concerning the death in a motoring accident of a Canadian soldier.

The inquest was on Elgin Mclvor, aged 27, a sapper in the Royal Canadian Engineers, who sustained fatal injuries when two Army vehicles collided in Monkton-road, Minster, on Monday afternoon.

McIvor was a passenger in a 15-cwt. lorry being driven from Sarre to Ramsgate by Spr. J albert E. Uhlman, Royal Canadian Engineers, which collided with a 30-cwt. lorry being driven from Minster to Monkton by Albert Edward Haynes, a gunner in the Royal Artillery.

There was some conflict of evidence as to the position of the vehicles on the road at the time of the accident and the members of the jury inspected the two lorries.

It transpired that Haynes was not a very experienced motorist, having driven for only three months.

Returning a verdict of "Accidental Death," the jury expressed the view that greater care should have been taken by the drivers of both vehicles, and particularly by Haynes.

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« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2017, 08:31:16 AM »

Although not mentioned in the newspaper article above, there was another fatality resulting from this accident - Sapper Samuel Slingsby died from his injuries in Redhill Hospital six days afterwards.
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« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2017, 11:12:36 AM »

Elgin   McIvor

See attestation attached

Arrived UK 12.6.1942 Liverpool.

1939/1945 Star, Defence & War Medals. CVSM & clasp

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