Private Wallace James Ace, of Iroquois, Ontario is missing since 31th October 1944, it is known that he died of wounds, but the exact location as where he died is not known
According to the CWGC site, a Private Sumara died either on 31st October 1944 or 1st November 1944, as there are two Grave Concentration Reports Forms of him (see above)
The one of 31st October, gives a grave location at Retranchement, of a Private A.F. Simara, Army no.F/56271 NNSG this is a small Dutch village on the Dutch/Belgium border, together with Private G.L Lamkie of the Stormont Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, who died on the same day his Battalion was involved in the liberation of Retranchement.
But to make it even more stranger, according to the 1st November Graves Concentration Report Form, a Private A.F. Sumara, Army no. F/50271 was buried at Hoofdplaat.
The above photograph show the 2 fieldgraves at Retrancement, which makes it more stranger, as the soldier named as being Private Sumara, was buried after the war at Mook War Cemetery, as unknown soldier, as it seemed that the soldier buried at Hoofdplaat was identified as Private A.F. Sumara as was re-buried on Adegem Canadian War Cemetery, Belgium, Grave 7.D.1
What happened? It seemed that Private Sumara was brought from the Aid Post in Retranchement to Hoofdplaat where he died in another Aid Post/Field Hospital.
This seemed the story for Private Sumara.
What about the unknown soldier who was not Private Sumara and was re-buried at Mook War Cemetery, Grave 3.C.5?
Private Wallace James Ace died of his wounds the same day as Private G.L. Lamkie and where both of the same unit, maybe both were wounded in the same account and brought also to the Aid Post in Retranchement.
Could it be that Private Ace, had no form of any idenification on him and that he was mistaken for Private Sumara as his records most have been taken as it was on the grave cross ,and as such most have been noted.
It is recorded that both bodies in 1947 were recovered and brought to Mook War Cemetery, there the 55 Grave Concentration Unit, most have find out that the soldier was not Private A.F.Sumara, an now as such is buried a unknown, could it be indeed the remains of Private Wallace James Ace?
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