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Adams, A.
Alex Adams was born in Gaspe Harbour, QC. He was thirty-five years old when he enlisted during World War II on June 15, 1940. He served in continental Europe with a number of different companies, including the Victoria Rifles and the Edmonton Fusiliers. Alex Adams was a cook during much of his time overseas. He survived the war and returned to the Gaspe area in 1945. His brothers included Gaven, Kenneth, Donald, and Lional.

Adams, A.

Adams, D.
Donald Adams (E21913), of Gaspe Harbour, QC, enlisted on June 15, 1940. He served with the 94th Battery, 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery. His brothers include: Gaven, Kenneth, Alex, and Lional.

Adams, D.

Adams, D.
Lance-Corporal David Moreland Adams (G27650), son of James J. Adams of Matapedia, QC, enlisted for service during WWII and served with the Royal Rifles of Canada. After participating in the Battle for Hong Kong, David was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. He remained a prisoner from December 1941, until he was liberated in 1945. He was awarded a number of medals for his service, including the 1939-45 Star, the Pacific Star, the War Medal 1939-45, and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Adams, D.

Adams, J.
Lance Sargeant James Andrew Lawrence Adams (445239), son of Donald F. and Isabella A. Adams, of Matapedia, Quebec, was born on March 24, 1893. He enlisted on July 16, 1915 and served with the 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles (Quebec Regiment). He was 22 years old at the time of his enlistment and had previously served with the 12th Dragoons. He was killed in action at age 24 on November 7, 1917. He is buried at Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension in Somme, France.

Adams, J.

Adams, J.
Private John Henry Adams (H6294) served with A Company of the Winnipeg Grenadiers during the Second World War. He was briefly stationed in Jamaica before being shipped to Asia. He became a Japanese prisoner of war after the battle of Hong Kong in December 1941. He was posthumously awarded for his part in this battle because he was mentioned in dispatches. He died in the POW camps on August 26, 1942.

Adams, J.

Adams, K.
Kenneth Garnet Adams of Gaspe Harbour, QC, joined the 94th Battery, 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery on June 15, 1940. He was 18 years old at enlistment. After going overseas in 1941, he took part in the ‘D Day’ invasion. After serving throughout Northwest Europe, he returned to Murdochville and worked for Noranda Mines. He remained very active in Legion affairs after the war and was formerly a President of the Murdochville Legion Branch. His brothers include: Alex, Gaven, Lionel, and Donald.

Adams, K.

Adams, L.
Lloyd Adams and his brother, Percy, both served during World War 2.

Adams, L.

Adams, M.
Maynard Adams.

Adams, M.

Adams, P.
Patrick Adams (E13150), originally from Gaspe, QC, enlisted on July 16, 1942. He was 34 years old at the time. During the war he served with the Royal 22nd Regiment.

Adams, P.

Adams, T.
Major Taylor Adams, son of Mayor S.M. Adams of Matapedia, QC, served in Italy during World War II along side his brother, Wheeler Adams. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.

Adams, T.

Adams, W.
Sergeant Wheeler Adams, son of Mayor S.M. Adams of Matapedia, QC served with his brother, Major Taylor Adams, in Italy during World War II. Wheeler Adams distinguished himself and was awarded the Military Medal of Gallantry.

Adams, W.

Agerback, T.
Corporel Tage Gynther Agerback (H6293), son of Anton C. and Cammilla C. Agerbak and husband to Rose Agerbak of Pilot Mound, Manitoba, was a member of the Winnipeg Grenadiers. He was killed during the Battle of Hong Kong, on December 20, 1941.

Agerback, T.

Ahren, A.
Anthony «Tony» Ahren was born in Port Daniel in 1919 and joined the 82nd Anti-Tank Battery in 1940. After serving overseas from 1941 until 1945 with the a/m Unit, he worked a short time on the C.N.R. at New Carlisle, and then worked in Gaspe for Labatts, Ltd., along with Comrade Wm. Palmer. After retiring from Labatts he operated a furniture store and gift shop. He retired to Sandy Beach, Gaspe with his wife Marilyn Pye, whom he married in 1955. They had two children, Peter and Joanne.

Ahren, A.

Aiken, D.
Rifleman Deighton Aitken (E30391), son of Robert S. and Lottie G. Aitken of Grindstone Island, Quebec, was a member of the Royal Rifles of Canada during World War II. After the Battle of Hong Kong he became a Prisoner of War. He died on December 2, 1942 and is buried at Sai Wan Memorial Cemetery.

Aiken, D.

Aitkens, E.
Rifleman Edward Carlton Aitkens (E30391), son of James William and Victoria Maud Aitkens of Entry Island, Quebec, was a member of the Royal Rifles of Canada during World War II. He died in a prisoner of war camp on February 1, 1944. He was only 35 years old at the time of his death. He is buried at Yokahama War Cemetary.

Aitkens, E.

Allard, G.
George Francis Allard (Service #O1680) enlisted in the Royal Navy Reserve of Canada on April 27, 1943 at the age of 21. Born in St. Georges de Malbaie, QC, his father was Wilfred Allard of Carleton, QC. He earned the rank of Skipper Lieutenant.

Allard, G.

Allen, L.
Rifleman Louis Allen (E30199) was a member of A Company of the Royal Rifles of Canada during World War II. He was originally from St. Zacharie, QC. He died in battle on 23 December 1941 at Eucliffe. He is remembered at Sai Wan Memorial Cemetery.

Allen, L.

Allen, W.
Corporel William Harold Allen (E29952), son of Francis and Emily Allen and husband to Minnie Eva Allen of Quebec City, was a member of the Royal Rifles of Canada during World War II. He died of pneumonia in a prisoner of war camp on January 19, 1944. He is buried at Yokohama War Cemetery.

Allen, W.

Alley, R.
Rifleman Ralph Donald Alley (C40670) served with the Royal Rifles of Canada during the Second World war. He was shipped to Asia and, after participating in the defence of Hong Kong, he was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. He remained a POWE from 1941 until he was liberated in 1945. Rifleman Alley passed away on June 6, 1974.

Alley, R.

Almond, E.
The Reverend Eric Almond, son of James and Mary Ann Almond, was born December 25, 1896. Rev. Eric Almond began his education at McGill University. Following the completion of his first year, his studies were interrupted by the First World War. He joined the army and remained in the front lines of France for the duration of the War. Lieutenant Almond’s War record was one of great bravery and endurance. Even though he was wounded five times and gassed twice, he always returned to the front. This service strain was to affect his health eventually. Following the War, he attended Bishop’s University where he received his B.A. degree. At Bishop’s, the Rev. Eric Almond distinguished himself as a student, and athlete (as he was the quarterback and captain of the football team). The Rev. Eric Almond then attended the University of Sydney, Australia where he received his T.H.L. and was ordained for the Diocese of Montreal. Following his ordination in Australia, he toured the Holy Lands and the continent.He then accepted the position as curate of Trinity Memorial Church in Montreal with his brother the Very Rev. Archdeacon John Almond. Following this he was posted at Iron Hill. His love and devotion to his parishioners and especially youth organizations will always be remembered by those who knew him. After a long illness, the Rev. Eric Almond died on August 7, 1953.

Almond, E.

Almond, G.
Trooper Grant Edmond Almond (Service #D/76571) was the son of Edmond and Caroline Almond of Shigawake, Bonaventure Co., Province of Quebec. During World War II, he served with the 28th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Regiment), RCAC. He was killed in action near Calcar in Germany on February 26, 1945. He is buried at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

Almond, G.

Almond, J.
John Macpherson Almond was born on July 27, 1872, at Shigawake, Bonaventure County, on the Gaspe Coast. He was ordained September 1897 and began his ministry as a missionary on the Labrador Coast, where he remained until becoming attached to the Cathedral of Quebec City. When the South African War broke out (the Boer War), Archdeacon Almond was called to act as Chaplain of the 19th Brigade. While in South Africa he took part in twenty-seven engagments. At the close of that war he returned home. Only a few years later, in August 1914, Archdeacon Almond enlisted for service in the Great War, and was appointed Chaplain to the 1st Division of the Artillery. In 1916 he was given the rank of Major, and a short time later was appointed A.D.S.C., Canadian Corps with a rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. The following year he was named Director of Chaplain Services with the rank of Colonel. Colonel Almond was decorated for his services in France, being named a Companion of Order of St. Michael and St. George (C.M.G.). Immediately following the Armistice, he was made Commander of the British Empire (C.B.E.). J. M. Almond died in 1939.

Almond, J.

Ambrose, A.
Private Arthur Joseph Ambrose (L13552) was born on May 19, 1919 in Cabri, SK. During the Second World War he enlisted with with Winnipeg Grenadiers and served with HQ Company. After the battle for Hong Kong he became a Japanese prisoner of war in December 1941. He remained a POW until the end of the war, when he was liberated in 1945. Private Ambrose passed away on December 9, 2009.

Ambrose, A.

Anderson, E.
Private Eric Anderson (H6144), of Rose Prairie, BC, served with B Company of the Winnipeg Grenadiers during the Second World War. He was briefly stationed in the British West Indies (Jamaica) before being shipped to Asia. After the battle for Hong Kong in December 1941 he became a Japanese prisoner of war. He remained a POW until the end of the war when he was liberated in 1945. Private Anderson passed away on August 20, 1995.

Anderson, E.

Andrews, A.
Rifleman Albert Lorne Andrews (E30262) was a member of A Company of the Royal Rifles of Canada during the World War II. He was originally from Lac Megantic, Quebec. He was killed in action at Repulse Bay Hotel on 21 December 1941. He is remembered at Sai Wan Memorial Cemetery.

Andrews, A.

Anez, E.
Elmer Anez, of Hometown, QC, served with the Royal Canadian Medical Corps during the Second World War.

Anez, E.

Anglehart, M.
Master Corporal Maurice Anglehart, son of Maurice S. Adeline Anglehart of Gascons, QC, has served in Afghanistan three times. His first tour was from January to August 2002 (Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry), his second was from January to August 2006 (Field Ambulance), and his third was in 2008 with the R22eR. He is now serving in Valcartier.

Anglehart, M.

Anglehart, P.
Philippe Anglehart was born in Port-Daniel, Quebec, on June 7, 1895 and died in Chandler, Quebec, on August 7, 1962. He was the son of Jacques and Marie Florence Anglehart Peaudemarte (Mic Mac). He married Miss Rosanna Deriche (daughter of Angela and Raphael Deriche Huard) of Chandler, Quebec, on February 17, 1920. His children include Jeanne D’Arc, Michel, Angelique, Liliane, Geraldine, Claude, and Jeannette. Philippe served with the 22nd Infantry Battalion during the First World War. Near the end of the war he was briefly detained as a prisoner of war by the Germans. He received two medals of honor including the British War 1914-1918 Medal and the 1914 to 1917 Victory Medal. (Information courtesy of France Lapointe.)

Anglehart, P.

Annett, E.
Ernest Annett was born in Farewell Cove, QC. He enlisted on May 1, 1941, at the age of 25.

Annett, E.

Annett, S.
Sydney Richard Annett (D132183) was originally from Wakeham, QC. He enlisted on July 21, 1942 and served with the 1st Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery during the Second World War.

Annett, S.

Annett, W.
Wilson Henry Annett (E86) was born on Oct 22, 1917 in Haldimand, QC. His parents were Charles W. and Ida Annett of Wakeham, QC. During the Second World War he enlisted for service on April 6, 1942 and served with the Lance Bombardier, 1st Anti Tank Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery. He was killed in acton on July 5, 1943 while fighting in Italy.

Annett, W.

Anningson, J.
Sergeant James Grant Anningson (G27908), son of John L. & Alice Anningson, was born in Campbelton, NB, on December 18, 1919. He had two sisters, Constance and Marjorie, and one borhter, Clifford. He enlisted for service during the Second World War and served with the New Brunswick Rangers, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. He was killed in action on April 27, 1945, near the German border, one week before VE-Day.

Anningson, J.

Archibald, A.
Rifleman Alexander Archibald (E30249), son of William Archibald of Kenogami, QC, served with the Royal Rifles of Canada during the Second World War. He was deployed to the Pacific and fought valiantly in the defence of Hong Hong when the Japanese unexpectedly attacked the city a month after his arrival. After several days of intense fighting, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Archibald became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Archibald, A.

Arsenault, A.
Albert Arsenault (E81034), of Riviere Bonaventure, QC, enlisted for service on August 4, 1942. He was 33 years old at the time. He served with the Regiment de la Chaudiere.

Arsenault, A.

Arsenault, A.
Rifleman Andrew Arsenault (E30420), son of Emanual Arsenault of Atholville, NB, served with A Company of the Royal Rifles of Canada during the Second World War. He was deployed to the Pacific and fought valiantly in the defence of Hong Hong when the Japanese unexpectedly attacked the city a month after his arrival. After several days of intense fighting, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Arsenault became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. Rifleman Arsenault passed away on August 12, 2000.

Arsenault, A.

Arsenault, E.
Emile Arsenault (E100267), son of Theodore and Rose Alma Arsenault of Mission St. Louis, Bonaventure County, Quebec, was a member of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, R.C.L.C. He was killed in action on July 22, 1944 at the age of 23. He is buried at the Canadian Military Cemetary in Bretteville-Sur-Laize, France.

Arsenault, E.

Arsenault, J.
Joseph Alfred Arsenault (E30704), son of Thomas and Marie (Bujold) Arsenault of Caplan, QC, was born on December 14, 1919. His parents married on April 16, 1899 and had a large family -- twelve children in total. When the Second World War broke out, Joseph enlisted with the Royal Rifles of Canada. He was deployed to the Pacific and fought valiantly in the defence of Hong Hong but was taken by the Japanese as a prisoner of war after the allies were forced to surrender on Christmas Day 1941. He remained a POW until the allies liberated him in 1945. A year after gaining his freedom and returning home, Joseph married Rita Hache on June 15, 1946 in Campbelton, NB. The couple had three children. Rifleman Arsenault passed away on May 24, 1998.

Arsenault, J.

Arsenault, T.
Cpl. Timmy Arsenault, son of Deborah Pitre and grandson of the late Agnes Price of Port Daniel West, serves with the Royal New Brunswick Regiment. His hometown is St. André de Restigouche, QC.

Arsenault, T.

Arsenault, W.
Wilfrid Joseph Arsenault (684486 / 3105607) was the son of Andre Arsenault, of St. Alexia de Matapedia, QC. He was born on September 13, 1885. He enlisted for service on May 30, 1916 and served with the 171 Battalion during WWI.

Arsenault, W.

Arseneault, S.
Rifleman Sylvere Arseneault (E30418) was a member of A Company of the Royal Rifles of Canada during the World War II. He was originally from Atholville, NB.

Arseneault, S.

Assels, F.
Frank Everett Assels (Service # E37014) of New Carlisle, QC, enlisted on July 29, 1940 and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers during World War II. He later served with the Regiment de la Chaudiere. His brothers, Merle and Austin, also served throughout the 2nd World War.

Assels, F.

Astels, A.
Arnold Michael Astels (D82043) was born in New Carlisle, QC, during the month of December, 1922. During WWII he served with the Blackwatch Royal Highland Regiment. He survived the war and ended up re-enlisting on August 11, 1950. He was shipped to Korea with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps shortly thereafter.

Astels, A.

Astles, J.
J. R. “Bud” Astles (SD5290), son of J Percy Astles of New Carlisle, Quebec, enlisted in May 1951. He served in Korea with the 79th Field Regiment, 27th Infantry Brigade, NATO forces in the early 1950s.

Astles, J.

Astles, S.
Smith Andrew Astles (G221119), of New Carlisle, QC, was born in 1913. On June 8, 1940, at the age of 27, he enlisted in the army and joined the North Shore Regiment. He was seriously wounded at Caripiquet Airport in 1944 after taking part in the ‘D-Day’ invasion of France. He is now retired, spending his winter months in Montreal and returning to the Gaspe Coast in the summer.

Astles, S.

Atkinson, F.
Captain Frederick Temple Atkinson was a member of the Royal Rifles of Canada during World War II. He led many dangerous and valuable reconnaissance missions during the Battle of Hong Kong.

Atkinson, F.

Atkinson, H.
Harry Atkinson (H41687) served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers in Bermuda, Jamaica and fought in the Battle of Hong Kong, after which he survived as a prisoner of war in Hong Kong and Niagata, Japan, until the end of the war. After a courageous battle with cancer he died on March 2, 2002 at Concordia Hospital.

Atkinson, H.

Atkinson, R.
Ronald Atkinson (H6905) served with the Winnipeg Grenadiers. He did not survive the war and is buried at San Wan Cemetary.

Atkinson, R.

Atwood, P.
Rifleman Percy Atwood (F40870) was a member of A Company of the Royal Rifles of Canada during the World War II. He was originally from Barrington, NS. He was killed in action at Repulse Bay on 23 December 1941 during the Battle of Hong Kong. He is remembered at Sai Wan Memorial Cemetery.

Atwood, P.

Aubert, J.
Private John Aubert (H6900) of Winnipeg, MB, served with C Company of the Winnipeg Grenadiers during the Second World War. He was briefly stationed in the British West Indies (Jamaica) before being shipped to Asia. He took part in the battle for Hong Kong and became a Japanese prisoner of war in December 1941. He remained a POW until the end of the war when he was liberated in 1945.

Aubert, J.

Audet, J.
Joseph Andre Audet (E106676), of Caplan, QC, served with the Fusiliers St. Laurent during the Second World War. He was 30 years old at the time of his enlistment.

Audet, J.

Aumont, G.
George Frank Aumont (B4483), of Barrie, ON, served with the Royal Rifles of Canada during the Second World War. After participating in the defence of Hong Kong we was taken as a prisoner of war by the Japanese. He remained a POW from 1941 until the end of the war.

Aumont, G.