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http://regimentalrogue.com/battlehonours/bathnrinf/34-algr.htm The Scheldt, Breskens Pocket and The Lower Mass. :bravo:
Like stated only at LAC U can dig it up, however can get very expensive, lets see what I have on file from the olden days.
Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. Pte. Norman Leslie Brown KIA October 25, 1944, with seven more of his regimental brothers died on that date. In Oct., you had battle of Breskens Pocket (Oct., 11 – Nov., 3rd 44), South Beveland ( Oct 24-31st) and The Lower Maas (Oct., 20 – Nov., 7th). Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. participated in the Battle of the Scheldt, Breskens Pocket, in The Lower Mass engaged with 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment, The Canadian Grenadier Guards, 1st Hussars, Governor General's Foot Guards, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, Lake Superior Regiment, North Shore Regiment South Alberta Regiment, British Columbia Regiment, Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, The Lincoln and Welland Regiment.
4th Armoured Division, 10th Infantry Brigade.
From LMH Archives: The 4th Canadian Armoured Division landed in Normandy in July of 1944 as a reinforcement for the Allied effort in the Normandy Campaign. The composition of an armoured division differed from that of an infantry division, in that an armoured division was composed of Sherman and Churchill tanks with supporting infantry. The order of battle for such a division was as follows: 1 armoured brigade, which included 3 armoured regiments, 1 infantry brigade, also composed of 3 regiments. Artillery formations included 2 field regiments, as well as 1 anti-tank regiment and 1 light anti-aircraft regiment. Divisional troops included engineers, signalers, a reconnaissance regiment, supply/transport and medical personnel. The total strength on paper for an armoured division was 14,964 Officers and Other Ranks. This series contains the war diaries for this division in July and August, as well as the diaries of every brigade and regiment within it.
War Diaries missing from our online collection may be viewed on Library and Archives Canada’s sister site, Héritage. Their collection is organized by LAC reel numbers. To determine which reel a particular unit’s diaries are on, follow LAC’s instructions here.
Note check link for the Archives Folder for Algonquin Regiment http://lmharchive.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/The-Algonquin-Regiment.pdf
DHH 2, -Col. Stacey Battle for the Scheldt: In the meantime the 4th Canadian Armoured Division's 10th Infantry Brigade had taken a hand. The Algonquin Regiment fought its way into the enemy pocket through the narrow land gap between the east end of the Leopold Canal and the head of the Braakman Inlet, and subsequently the Argyll and Sutherlands crossed the canal itself east of the original bridgehead. The aim was now to link up the 8th and 9th Brigades with the 10th. This was effected on 14 October when the Queen's Own Rifles from the north made contact with the Algonquins.
On the 22nd the Canadian armour captured Esschen, about eight miles north-east of Woensdrecht. This advance shook loose the Germans in the latter area. On the 23rd it was finally reported that the isthmus was completely sealed, and next day the 2nd Division began the advance against South Beveland.
The Taking of South Beveland and Walcheren: We must now return to the north side of the Scheldt and the 2nd Canadian Division. By 23 October, we have seen, this formation was in a position to attack along the isthmus towards. South Beveland; while progress south of the river had been such as to remove the possibility of interference by enemy guns from that shore. The plan was for the 2nd Division to thrust along the isthmus and obtain bridgeheads over the formidable Beveland Canal, which cuts across the peninsula from north to south. This advance was to be coordinated with an amphibious assault delivered west of the canal from the south side of the Scheldt.
The 4th Infantry Brigade began the advance along the isthmus on 24 October. The main road and the one secondary one had been badly broken up, and the ground off the roads was flooded. Nevertheless, an advance of two-and-a half miles was made this day, and by the 27th the Division had reached the banks of the Beveland Canal. That night the assault boats went into the water and the 6th Brigade2 established bridgeheads at two points. At a third, very heavy enemy shelling prevented a crossing. The engineers immediately set about bridging the 300-foot canal. Already British troops of the 52nd Division had made their waterborne assault in Buffaloes across the Scheldt from Terneuzen, landing west of the canal on the morning of the 26th and making their lodgement good. This diversion weakened the enemy's resistance to the Canadian advance from the canal and on the 29th British and Canadians linked up. The technique of SWITCHBACK had been repeated, and with like success. The rest of the peninsula was now cleared very rapidly; by the morning of 31 October South Beveland was ours, save for a tiny enemy bridgehead at the east end of the causeway leading to Walcheren. The 8th Canadian Reconnaissance Regiment had in the meantime passed a squadron across on Dutch barges to the neighbouring island of North Beveland, where it conducted a "private war" and picked up nearly 500 prisoners.
The remainder of 4 Division had followed to the Antwerp area by 17 October and came under command British 1 Corps. Together with three other divisions, their role, Operation Suitcase, was to thrust northwards and cover 2 Canadian Division's rear as it attacked westward to take South Beveland. 4th Division attacked northwards on the morning of 20 October, directed on Esschen before swinging north west towards Bergen op Zoom. Esschen fell on 22 October but it took until 26th to capture Wouwsche Plantage to the north west. Bergen op Zoom fell the following day.