by John Souter, Past President
Legion Branch 240 Almonte

95 year-old WWII veteran, Frank Davis of Almonte, was a double honouree at the Almonte Legion’s Veterans Dinner, Saturday, November 8.

Davis joined the Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa in 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War. He served in Iceland, the United Kingdom and Northwest Europe, taking part in the invasion of Normandy on June 7, 1944, advancing with his unit through France, Belgium and Holland to Germany, by war’s end.

A member of Legion Branch 240 Almonte since his return in 1945, Davis was honoured with a 70 year service pin, as the oldest surviving member of the local Legion.

Frank Davis (2)

Almonte Legion Honours and Awards Chairman Matt Carson (left) presents Comrade Frank Davis with his 70 year service pin.

Davis was also honoured by the French Government, who awarded him with membership in the Order of the Legion of Honour in the rank of Knight, to recognize his role in the liberation of France in 1944.

Frank Davis

Royal Canadian Legion, Ontario Command Vice-chairman, Ron Goebel (left) congratulates Comrade Frank Davis on his receiving the Legion of Honour medal and Certificate for his services to France in WWII.