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"Few people, except the surviving participants, have ever heard of CANLOAN, the code word for an arrangement during the Second World War by which a number of Canadian Army officers participated in the fighting in northwest Europe between D-Day 1944, and VE-Day 1945, by voluntarily serving in regiments of the British Army. The ferocity of the fighting in which these officers were engaged is indicated by the extent of their casualties (75 percent) and the number of awards for gallantry - nearly 100, more than 40 of them Military Crosses. At the special request of the War Office, a number of RCOC officers also volunteered to serve under the same conditions as the more numerous infantry officers" from Code Word CANLOAN by Wilfred I. Smith, Dundurn Press, Toronto & Oxford, 1992. 346 pages.

This list of officers served with the Highland Light Infantry.


Surname Name(s) Rank Honour Roll Decorations Regiment
ABRAM Lloyd Lieut. 10 HLI
CARSON Jim J. F. Capt. 10 HLI
DREW Sydney S. Capt. 10 HLI
GRAHAM Donald L. Lieut. 10 HLI, 13 RWF
HAMILTON James B. Capt. 1 HLI, 2 Gordons
HARDING Albert R. Lieut. K.I.A. 26-6-44 10 HLI
HEMELRYK Joseph Maj. K.I.A. 14-4-45 MC, MID 1 HLI
HIHN Harold J. Capt. 1 HIL, 2 RUR
HILBORN David G. Lieut. K.I.A. 29-6-44 10 HLI
JACKSON Robert J. Capt. 5 HLI, 10 HLI
McCABE Roy A. Capt. 10 HLI
McLEAN Baron Lieut. 10 HLI
McLEOD Hugh D. Capt. Died of Wounds 26-7-44 1 HLI
McMILLAN Ian F. Capt. 10 HLI
OWEN Jack H. Capt. 10 HLI
RUMBLE Stanley G. Lieut. 10 HLI
SCULLY Joseph B. Capt. 10 HLI
STRUCK Delmar (Del) H. Capt. MC 5 HLI, 10 HLI
WATSON Edward A. Capt. 1 HLI
WHITNEY William G. Lieut. 1 HLI
WHITTINGTON Cyril D. Lieut. Efficiency Decoration (Canadian) 10 HLI, 6 RWF


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