Husband of Elizabeth Robinson (nee Brunton), of Golden. They had three children. He had moved his family from Canada to Scotland in 1936 to obtain employment.
His wife had aunts in Innerleithen, who offered financial assistance in exchange for care and they first went there, but Everett set about improving his education in order to better his prospects and completed an ICS course in engineering.
They eventually settled in North Queensferry and he worked in Rosyth Dockyard prior to his enlistment
Everett and Elizabeth arrived with two sons and had a third while in North Queensferry in 1942. The two elder boys were evacuated to their grandparents in Canada in 1940 as part of the government organised Children’s Overseas Reception Board programme.
Everett’s four brothers all served in the war. One fought in Europe with the Canadian infantry, one was killed in the RCAF as an air gunner, one flew as a pilot with the RCAF and the youngest was in the Royal Canadian Navy
Everett’s battalion were part of 46th (Highland) Infantry Brigade, 15th (Scottish) Infantry Division and landed in Normandy on 13 June 1944, one week after D-Day.
He was apparently killed while on patrol only a fortnight after the landing