S/Sgt Albert Louis “Bert” Taplin (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Staff Sergeant Albert Louis “Bert” Taplin (Ret’d) on 5 September 2004 at the age of 87 years while living in British Columbia.
Bert was a veteran of the Second World War. He enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers in May 1941 and served as a Sapper until the end of the war serving in Italy and Northwest Europe. He re-enlisted in 1950 to join the Princess Patrician’s Canadian Light Infantry fighting in Korea. After Korea, Bert transferred to the Royal Canadian Air Force.