The Chester Basin Legion Everett Branch No. 88 is named in remembrance of F/76600, Trooper Everett Eugene Borgald, the son of Robie and Gladys Irene Borgald, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Everett was born in Chester Basin, Lunenburg County, NS on September 14, 1920.
He enlisted in the Canadian Army at Halifax on December 30, 1942. Trooper Borgald embarked for Britain on July 16, 1943. He was posted to the Royal Montreal Regiment on August 13, 1943, and to the Governor General's Foot Guards on March 19, 1944. He landed in France for service with the British Columbia Regiment on July 23, 1944.
He was killed in action on August 23, 1944. His Service Awards included the 1939-45 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with clasp, and the War Medal 1939-45.
His remains have been laid to rest in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France. He was 23.
Everett Borgald's cousin, Rosemarie (Borgald) Perkins, travelled to France in September, 2009, and visited the Bretteville-sur-Laize Cemetery.
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