Private Allan Charles Morley
Pte. Morley was born May 14, 1924 in Mossbank, Saskatchewan. Even at the young age of 9, he showed outstanding marksmanship skills. Morley joined the Army at the age of 18 on July 13, 1942 with hopes of becoming a Paratrooper. He was a remarkable soldier being very much mentally focused and physically fit. Morley completed his Parachute Course on February 16, 1944 at Shilo, Manitoba and fulfilled his dreams of becoming a Paratrooper with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion.
At no surprise, he was employed as a Sniper overseas. He participated in Operation Overlord at Normandy and also served in Belgium, Holland and Germany.
After the war ended, he met his soul mate, Edith Helen Shaman and they married in 1950. They produced seven lovely children together and the two remained happily married for 63 years until his passing.
Although this is not Private Morley’s actual Sniper rifle he used during WW2, he would have used one similar to this one while serving overseas.