Orval Atkinson

Orval Atkinson

Amica at Whitby

Canadian Army Service Corps – 5th Armoured Division – Served 5 ½ years

Orval served in the 5th Armoured Division of the Canadian Army Service Corps for 5 ½ years from 1941 to 1946.

Starting out as a Private, Orval finished his service as a Corporal (2 stripes). He completed 5 months of training at Camp Borden in Ontario and was stationed in England, Italy, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

At one point of his service, Orval drove a truck to within 4 miles of the front line, dropping off supplies and soldiers.

His two brothers, Lorne and Max, also served in the Canadian Army Service Corp. And each of them returned home safely.