27th Armoured Regiment
(The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment)
4th Canadian Armoured Division and later,
2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, Northwest Europe, 1945

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Unit Serial and Arm of Service Flash, 1942

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Formation Sign
4th Canadian Armoured Division

Battle Honours: Second World WarNormandy Landing, Authie, Caen, The Orne, Bourguebus Ridge, Faubourg de Vaucelles, St. Andre-sur-Orne, Falaise, Falaise Road, Clair Tizon, The Laison, Antwerp-Turnhout Canal, The Scheldt, The Lower Maas, The Rhineland, The Hochwald, Xanten, The Rhine, Emmerich-Hoch Elten, Zutphen, Deventer, North-West Europe, 1944-1945.

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Unit Serial and Arm of Service Sign, 1943 – 1945

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Formation Sign
2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade

Historical Sketch On 01 September 1939 the Regiment mobilized No.1 General Base Depot, C.A.S.F., which was disbanded in the United Kingdom on 06 July 1940. In conjunction with Les Fusilier de Sherbrooke the Regiment also mobilized The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment C.A.S.F., on 24 May 1940. This regiment was redesignated The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment on 15 November 1940. It served in Newfoundland from 15 August 1941 to 19 February 1942. It was converted and redesignated 27th Armoured Regiment (The Sherbrooke Fusilier Regiment) on 26 January 1942 and embarked for the United Kingdom on 27 October 1942 as the junior armoured regiment of 4th Armoured Brigade, 4th Canadian Armoured Division. In early 1943, as a result of the reorganization of Canadian armoured formations, it became the junior armoured regiment of 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade, landing in Normandy on 06 June 1944. A 2nd Battalion served in the Reserve Army.

Second World War Gallantry Awards

Service # Rank Surname Names Decoration I or P Date
  Lieutenant Colonel GORDON Melville Burgoyne Kennedy DSO I 08Jul44
  Major HOUSTON Ross Melvin DSO P Jul44-Feb45
  Major WALSH Vincent Owen DSO I 07Jun44
  Major RADLEY-WALTERS Sidney Valpy DSO & MC P Aug44-Apr45
  Captain BRENNAN John Paul MC I 28Apr45
  Lieutenant CLOUT Edward Albert MC I 03Mar45
  Lieutenant GOODWIN George Douglas MC I 28Apr45
  Captain GOULD Thomas Garfield MC I 26Feb45
  Lieutenant NEILL John Wesley MC I 26Feb45
  Captain SPAFFORD Elliott MC P Jun44-Mar45
  Lieutenant WARRINER Robert Alfred MC I 29Mar45
F30544 Trooper BARLETT David Douglas MM P Jul44
D46374 Sergeant BEARDSLEY Ralph Robert MM I 08Jul44
F30573 Sergeant BOWERS Victor Ray MM P 27Feb45
B112892 Lance Sergeant CONNELL Armond Thomas MM I 23Apr45
H26395 Sergeant CUDDIE Lloyd William MM I 22-24Jul44
D46904 Lance Corporal DAVIS Milton David MM I 26Apr45
D46072 Squadron Sergeant Major HOWLAND Ernest Arthur MM P 13Aug44
F29861 Squadron Sergeant Major NICHOLSON Claude Linden MM P 07Jun44
H63854 Sergeant RIGBY Arthur MM I 10Apr45
L8857 Trooper SCHULER Vernon Peter MM I 08Mar45
M104311 Sergeant SODEMAN Eugene Frederick MM I 26Feb45

"I" – Immediate award for a specific act of gallantry.
"P" – Periodic Award. Not for a specific act, but can encompass gallant behavior over a period of time or noteworthy service.