Sergeant Mosher C McPhee

25 Aug 1944

  • CVSM with Clasp Ribbon
  • France and Germany Star medal

Mosher Colin McPhee was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada, the son of James Mosher and Nellie Agnes McPhee, of Nova Scotia, Canada. He was 6’, 166 lbs, Dark complexion, Blue eyes, Dark Brown hair and with 20/20 vision. He enlisted on 20 June 1940 in C Company, North Nova Scotia Highlanders.

He qualified as a parachutist at Fort Benning, Georgia, USA on 15 November 1942 and took part in Operation Overlord (Normandy).

Sergeant McPhee was promoted on 15 November 1943 in the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and jumped into France with the battalion on 6 June 1944. He was killed in action on 25 August 1944, aged 23, and was given a field burial at Quetteville and was re-interred to Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France, on 25 October 1945.

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