Spr Christopher John Christenson (Ret'd)

    • Sapper Christopher John Christenson (Ret'd)
    • RCE GVIR Badge
    • Spr Christopher John Christenson Headstone, Nipawin, SK

    We regret to advise the death of Sapper Christopher John Christenson (Ret'd) on 4 May 2004 at the age of 83 years.

    Christopher was born in Hart, SK.  He was a veteran of the Second World War who served in the 1st Canadian Mechanical Equipment Company, Royal Canadian Engineers in Northwest Europe.  Christopher was awarded the United States Bronze Star for action in support of US forces in Holland.  He was wounded during the course of the operation. The citation reads:

    During the month of November 1944, while working an armored tractor in support of the 103rd American Armored Division in Bergen-op-Zoom area, this man distinguished himself by meritorious service. On many occasions, he took his tractor with the assault engineers and under shell fire removed obstacles which were impeding the advance of the infantry. He was actively engaged in the operation of the crossing of the Mark Canal. He did, at all times, operate his machine with efficiency and despatch regardless of enemy interference and the fact that most of the operations in which he was engaged were carried out under the cover of darkness.

    Christopher is buried in the Mabel Hill Cemetery in Nipawin, SK. {dcNov17gd} [zcc, zpp, zbd]