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Allan Bacon

Born in 1919

Allan Bacon

Acting President, Toronto Branch

Allan Bacon, of Toronto, was born on December 27, 1919. He enlisted with the Royal Regiment of Canada in 1940 and later transferred to the Canadian Scottish Regiment. On D-Day, June 6, 1944, his regiment stormed Juno Beach in Normandy and fought their way inland. Ten days later, he was injured in Putot-en-Bessin while disarming a grenade, resulting in the loss of his right arm.

Mr. Bacon attended business college upon returning to Canada, then started a career as an information clerk with the City of Toronto. As a faithful member of The War Amps Toronto Branch for many years, he continues to serve through his role as the branch’s Acting President. Previously, he was the branch’s Secretary from 1975‑1990.

On behalf of The War Amps, Mr. Bacon laid a wreath at the national commemorative ceremony for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

Awards:

  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps

In 2018, he attended a special ceremony at The War Amps Key Tag Service to unveil the Canada Post commemorative envelope, which celebrated the Association’s 100th anniversary.

Mr. Bacon has received the Meritorious Service Membership and Distinguished Service Membership from The War Amps.

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Awards:

  • Meritorious Service Membership, The War Amps
  • Distinguished Service Membership, The War Amps