Clifford Ernest Huard was the son of Joseph and Madge Huard, of Cawston, British Columbia, Canada. He enlisted into the 9th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers on 18 June 1941, and volunteered for airborne forces.
He transferred to the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, and attended a parachute course at Fort Benning, Georgia, USA. on 28 January 1943. He arrived in the UK on 27 July 1943 and took part in the D-Day landings to Normandy on 5-6 June 1944.
He was 5' 6", 120 Ibs, medium complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair with 20/20 vision.
Sgt Huard was killed in action on 8 June 1944, aged 20, and was given a field burial at Le Mesnil. He was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France on 26 June 1945.
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