Remember Them: Kenneth William Munro

Part of an ongoing tribute to honour Canada’s war veterans.

Kenneth William MunroPhoto: Courtesy of Veterans Voices of Canada

Veteran Profile: Kenneth William Munro

Born in Oak Lake, Man., on January 16, 1922, Kenneth joined the Artillery on July 12, 1940, and was first stationed on Water Street in Winnipeg. On December 15, 1940, he was shipped overseas and arrived in Greenock, Scotland, before being sent to a military camp in England. In mid-June of 1944, he left for the East India Docks in London, then crossed the English Channel to France.

Kenneth was taken prisoner by the Germans on July 21, 1944, right before he was to be married in England.

After being taken prisoner by the Germans, he spent the next ten months in a German POW camp near the town of Limburg. He was liberated by the Americans in August 1945. Ken passed away in May 2017.

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Originally Published in Our Canada