In Canada, Lieutenant Albert E. McCreery wanted to be a chaplain. He was a keen, young Baptist theological student, too young, not yet ordained and he lacked the necessary pastoral experience. He was sent overseas as a Armoured officer. Commended to the Principal Chaplain Overseas by his superior officers and to the Baptist Chaplaincy Committee by his theological professors. He was ordained in England shortly before D-Day and became padre to the 22nd Armoured Regiment. It was on duty with his Regiment that Albert McCreery was killed, on May 4, 1945, within 48 hours of the cease fire..