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Dallain, C.
Charles Claude Dallain (E30434) and his twin brother, Jean-Paul Dallain, were born in Chandler on April 24, 1922, but lived and were raised in New Carlisle. At the age of fourteen, Charles and his brother went to boarding school, l’Académie Commerciale, in Quebec City. Charles enlisted for military service in August 1940 during the Second World War. He achieved the rank of Lance Corporal while serving with the Royal Rifles of Canada. He was deployed to the Pacific in November 1941. During the battle of Hong Kong, after month later, both Charles Dallain and Jean-Paul Dallain became prisoners of war on Christmas day. While in the prison camps, Charles Dallain became sick and contracted diphtheria. He was one of the lucky ones, however, and received medicines that helped him recover from his illness. After this episode of illness, in the winter of 1943, Charles was separated from his brother when the Japanese shifted prisoners to different camps. The bothers would only be reunited two and a half years later when they both returned home to their family.

Dallain, C.

Dallain, J.
Jean-Paul Adélard Dallain (E30264) and his twin brother, Charles Dallain, were born in Chandler on April 24, 1922, but lived and were raised in New Carlisle. At the age of fourteen, Jean-Paul and his brother Charles went to boarding school, l’Académie Commerciale, in Quebec City. After completing his education, Jean-Paul went to work for the Bowswell Brewery in Quebec City. When the Second World War broke out, Jean-Paul Dallain was quick to enlist (at the age of 18) and he eventually joined the Royal Riffles of Canada, B Company. In the fall of 1941, Jean-Paul Dallain was stationed in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Fourteen months after enlisting, Jean-Paul Dallain, along with the rest of his company, were sent to Hong Kong and arrived at this destination on November 16, 1941. Rifleman Dallain became one of many prisoners of war after the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941. He suffered from detestable living conditions and illness while he was a prisoner. Upon the surrender of the Japanese in 1945, however, Jean-Paul Dallain was still alive and was able to return home. He was officially demobilized on January 16, 1946.

Dallain, J.

Dallain, L.
Regimental Sergeant Major Leo Dallain, son John G. Dallain of New Carlisle, Quebec, served with the 18th Canadian Field Ambulance of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps during World War II. His two brothers, Charles and Jean-Paul, also enlisted and served with the Royal Rifles of Canada. In September 1940, he was sent overseas to Europe.

Dallain, L.

Davies, R.
Captain Roslyn Milan Davies (X09), of Winnipeg, MB, served with the Royal Canadian Army Pay Corps during World War II. He joined the Brigade Group that was deployed to the Pacific alongside the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers. Only a month after his arrival in Hong Kong, he helped defend the island from the Japanese when they attacked unexpectedly. After several days of intense fighting, Captain Davies was killed in action on December 20, 1941. Five days later his comrades were later forced to surrender. He is buried at Sai Wan War Cemetery, Hong Kong.

Davies, R.

D'Avignon, J.
Lieutenant Joseph Roger Edward D'Avignon (X42), of Quebec, QC, served with 10th Platoon, B 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Lieutenant D'Avignon became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

D'Avignon, J.

D'Avignon, M.
Sergeant Maurice D'Avignon (E30547), of Marieville, QC, served with the Military Police, Battalion HQ, 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 (during which Sergeant D'Avignon was specifically mentioned in dispatches) the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Lieutenant D'Avignon became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

D'Avignon, M.

Day, F.
Lance Corporal Frederick ‘Ted’ Day (E29861), originally of New Carlisle, QC, served with HQ Platoon, B 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Frederick Day became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. Upon his return to the Gaspe coast he worked with the Postal Department in Carleton, QC, until his retirement. Lance Corporal Day passed away on May 16, 1997.

Day, F.

Day, W.
Rifleman William George Day (E29971), of Escuminac, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Frederick Day became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Day, W.

De Gruchy, R.
Lientenant W. Ralph DeGruchy, son of Major P.C.J. De Gruchy of Cape Cove, QC, served with the 51st Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment during World War II.

De Gruchy, R.

De Vouge, C.
Rifleman Cecil James De Vouge (E29892), of Gaspe, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman De Vouge became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. Cecil De Vouge passed away on December 24, 2001.

De Vouge, C.

Dea, E.
Everett Dea.

Dea, E.

Delaney, A.
Rifleman Alexander Ryan Delaney (E30573), of Matapedia, QC, served with 1st Signals Platoon, HQ 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Delaney became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Delaney, A.

Delaney, E.
Private Earl Delaney, son of Mary and Ernest Delaney of New Carlisle, QC, served with the Forestry Corps during the Second World War. He has seven siblings, all of whom entered into military service. Only one of the eight siblings lost their life during the hostilities. Private Delaney’s mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, E.

Delaney, H.
Sergeant Hudson Delaney (D82988), son of Mary and Ernest Delaney of New Carlisle, Quebec, and seven other family members gave service during the Second World War. He enlisted with the Black Watch Regiment. While he was serving in France in 1944 he was captured by German soldiers and held as a prisoner of war until the end of hostilities in 1945. After the war, he returned home to New Carlisle and worked for the Canadian National Railway until he retired. His mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, H.

Delaney, J.
Jack Delaney, son of Mary and Ernest Delaney of New Carlisle, Quebec, and seven other family members gave service during the Second World War. He enlisted with the Armoured Corps. He survived the war. His mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, J.

Delaney, J.
John Joseph Delaney (E10203) was born in New Waterford, Nova Scotia. He joined the 6th Coast Battery in Sydney in 1939. He was transferred to the 105th Coast Battery before going overseas to become a member of the Algonquin Regiment in Holland. He survived the war and settled in Douglastown, Quebec. He is a member of the branch 59 Legion in Gaspe.

Delaney, J.

Delaney, L.
Sargent Leonard Delaney, son of Mary and Ernest Delaney of New Carlisle, Quebec, and seven other family members gave service during the Second World War. He enlisted with the 1st Royal Canadian Artillery. He survived the war. His mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, L.

Delaney, M.
Private Mary Delaney, daughter of Mary and Ernest Delaney of New Carlisle, Quebec, and seven other family members gave service during the Second World War. She served with the Canadian Women's Army Corps She survived the war. Her mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, M.

Delaney, M.
Rifleman Morris Delaney (E29123), son of Earnest and Mary (Harvey) Delaney, was born in New Carlisle, Quebec. He had seven other siblings who enlisted for service during World War II. He enlisted for service as a rifleman in the Royal Rifles of Canada. He died as a result of his wounds sustained during the Battle of Hong Kong on January 4th, 1942. He gave his life in the line of duty and is buried at Sai Wan Memorial Cemetery in China. He was only 19 years old at the time of his death. His mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, M.

Delaney, R.
Sergeant Robert Delaney, son of Mary and Ernest Delaney of New Carlisle, Quebec, and seven other family members gave service during the Second World War. He enlisted with the Black Watch Regiment. He survived the war. His mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, R.

Delaney, R.
Robert James Augustus Delaney (D81729), of New Carlisle, Quebec, enlisted in 1940 and became a member of the Blackwatch Regiment. While he was overseas, he transferred to the Recce where, in France, he was awarded with both the Military Medal and the Criox de Guerre of France. Retired now, he resides in Pierrefonds, Quebec.

Delaney, R.

Delaney, W.
Private Walter Delaney, son of Mary and Ernest Delaney of New Carlisle, Quebec, and seven other family members gave service during the Second World War. He enlisted with the 2nd R.C.R. He survived the war. His mother was named the Silver Cross Mother of Canada in 1970, demonstrating the importance of this family’s contribution to the war effort.

Delaney, W.

Delisle, D.
Donat Delisle (F10203) enlisted on June 15, 1944.

Delisle, D.

Demers, E.
Rifleman Emile Demers (E30162), originally from Drummondville, Quebec, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Demers became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Demers, E.

Dempsey, J.
Rifleman Joseph Anthony Lyle Dempsey (E30515), of Jacquet River, NB, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Demers became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. Rifleman Dempsey passed away on August 14, 1995.

Dempsey, J.

Denison, E.
Lieutenant Elmer Norman Denison (X43), of New Richmond, QC, served with 15th Platoon, C 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Lieutenant Denison became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. Lieutenant Denison passed away on April 13, 2004.

Denison, E.

Dennison, E.
Captain Everette Ernest Dennison (X10), of Danville, QC, served with HQ Platoon, B 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Captain Dennison became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. Captain Denison passed away on August 15, 1986.

Dennison, E.

Di Sensi, S.
Rifleman Samuel Di Sensi (E30605), originally from Montreal, Quebec, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Di Sensi became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. After the war ended, Di Sensi married Thelma (Blair) Di Sensi and the couple had five children (James, Richard, Santa, Maria, and Frank). Rifleman Di Sensi passed away on June 7, 2009.

Di Sensi, S.

Dimock, A.
Corporal Andrew J. Dimock is presently serving in Afghanistan. Andrew's hometown is Cascapedia-St. Jules. He is the son of Terrance Dimock and Jacqueline Hones and the brother of Ellen Nora Dimock.

Dimock, A.

Dixon, A.
Rifleman Alfred Armstrong Dixon (B64580), of Toronto, ON, served briefly with the Queen's Own Rifles before being transfered to 18th Platoon, D 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941. Rifleman Dixon was officially listed as missing in action on December 26, 1941. He is remembered at Sai Wan Memorial, Victoria, Hong Kong.

Dixon, A.

Dobb, W.
Corporal William Orie Dobb (E29851), of Sherbrooke, QC, served with the 4th Carrier Platoon, HQ 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Corporal Dobb became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Dobb, W.

Dobson, A.
Arthur Charles Dobson (D137046), of New Carlisle, QC, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps on September 14, 1942 at the age of 18.

Dobson, A.

Dobson, C.
Charles T. Dobson (889715), of Rimouski, QC, enlisted on March 30, 1915 at the age of 23. He was originally assigned to the 8th Royal Rifles, 14th Battalion, but later transfered to the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Corps, 26th Battalion.

Dobson, C.

Dobson, E.
Everett Archibald Dobson (R151221), son of Charles and Dorothy Dobson of New Carlisle, Quebec, was born on December 10, 1923. At nineteen years of age, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942. During one of his flights as a pilot he crashed and was killed at an RCAF base in Weybourne, Saskatchewan, on August 4, 1943. He is buried at New Carlisle St. Andrew's Anglican Church Cemetery, New Carlisle, QC.

Dobson, E.

Doddridge, P.
Philip Doddridge (E29986), son of Hugh Doddridge and Emma MacWhirter, was born on April 2, 1922 in New Richmond, Quebec. He grew up on a fox farm with two brothers and four sisters. Fresh out of school, he enlisted on July 29, 1940 in New Carlisle, citing “patriotism, adventure, and unemployment” as his reasons. Recruited by the Royal Rifles of Canada he became a clerk for D Company and travelled to Sussex, Botwood, Gander, St. John’s and finally Hong Kong itself, where he served as a rifleman. After the Battle of Hong Kong Phillip Doddridge was taken by the Japanese to North Point camp and then to Sham Shui Po camp in Kowloon on the mainland. He credits his survival to the “medical staff helping me in time of sickness” and to “all my comrades.” After being liberated in 1945, Phil Doddridge returned to the Gaspe Coast and became first a teacher, then a school principal, and finally the Director General of the Regional School Board. He married Edwina Vanderbeck and they had three children. In retirement he enjoys woodworking, outdoor activities and membership in the Hong Kong Veterans of Canada Association.

Doddridge, P.

Doherty, D.
David Lloyd George Doherty (E35102), originally from New Carlisle, QC, enlisted on July 26, 1940 at the age of 15. He served with the 82nd Anti-Tank Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery.

Doherty, D.

Doherty, W.
Lieutenant William Milton Doherty (E550168), originally from New Carlisle, Quebec, joined the 82nd Anti-Tank Battery of the Royal Canadian Artillery on July 29, 1940 at the age of 22. After returning from overseas, he passed his O.C.T.U. in Brockville, Ontario. After being honorably discharged he worked for the Bank of Nova Scotia in Jamaica for thirty-two years before retiring to Burlington, Ontario.

Doherty, W.

Doiron, A.
Alfred Guillaume Doiron (161169), son of Albert Doiron of St. Francois, QC, was born on February 28, 1895. After the First World War broke out he was drafted under the Military Service Act in 1917 and officially enlisted at the age of 23.

Doiron, A.

Doiron, C.
Clement Doiron (2008059), of Haldimand, QC, served during the First World War.

Doiron, C.

Doiron, J.
Rifleman John Leo Doiron (F40908), of Hope River, PEI, was born in 1920. When the Second World War broke out he enlisted with the Royal Rifles of Canada. 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Doiron became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. He passed away in 2004.

Doiron, J.

Doiron, L.
Louis Dorion.

Doiron, L.

Doiron, M.
Marcel Joseph Jean-Marie Doiron (E30285), originally from Matapedia, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Doiron became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. After the war he lived in Toronto, Ontario for a number of years.

Doiron, M.

Doiron, P.
Patrice Dorion (321002), son of Isidore Doiron of St. Alexis, QC, was born on July 2, 1896. He was drafted under the Military Service Act (1917) at the age of 22 and served in the First World War.

Doiron, P.

Doody, I.
Irvin Garnet Doody (E30678), father of Reena (Doody) Cadoret of Bougainville, QC, was born in 1910. When the Second World War broke out he enlisted with the Royal Rifles of Canada. 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Doiron became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. After the war ended his daughter, Reena, married one of his former comraides, Bruce Cadoret.

Doody, I.

Doren, I.
Isabel Marie Doran (2125938), originally from Nova Scotia, enlisted with the Women`s American Air Force on December 12, 1942 at the age of 17.

Doran, I.

Dorion, A.
Alcide Dorion (E36015), brother to Rosaire Dorion of Corner of the Beach, QC, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Forestry Corps on July 25, 1940 at the age of 21.

Dorion, A.

Dorion, R.
Rifleman Rosaire Dorion (E10206), of Gaspe, Quebec, enlisted 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Dorion became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Dorion, R.

Doucet, E.
Rifleman Edgar Doucet (E30317), originally from Bathurst, New Brunswick, 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, Rifleman Doucet was killed in action on December 23, 1941 at a place called Red Hill. Two days after his death, Rifleman Doucet's comrades were forced to surrender to the Japanese and became prisoners of war. He is remembered at Sai Wan Memorial.

Doucet, E.

Doucet, M.
Moise Doucet (161042), son of Emilienne Gallant-Doucet of St Alexis, QC, was born on July 28, 1895. He drafted into the army under the Military Service Act of 1917 at the age of 22.

Doucet, M.

Doucett, P.
Rifleman Peter Doucett (G18332), originally from Jardinville, Quebec, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Doucett became a prisoner of war. On February 5, 1944 Rfm. Doucett died of acute colitis in a Japanese internment camp. He is buried at Yokohoma War Cemetery, Japan.

Doucett, P.

Doucett, G.
Gerald Henry Doucett (F42586), of Botwood, NF, served with 17th Platoon, D 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Doucette became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. Rifleman Doucett passed away on December 26, 2007.

Doucett, G.

Douglas, J.
Signalman John Taylor Douglas (K34017), of Vancouver, BC, served with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during the Second World War. He was assigned to the Brigade HQ Company that accompanied the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers to the Pacific in 1941. When the Japanese unexpectedly attacked Hong Kong a month after his arrival, John Douglas fought valiantly in the defence of the island. After several days of intense fighting the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Signalman Douglas became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. The above picture was taken during his imprisonment. Signalman Douglas passed away on June 7, 1990.

Douglas, J.

Douglass, C.
As of 2008, 2nd Lieutenant Courtney Douglass is completing pilot training and is stationed in Portage la Prarie, Manitoba. Courtney hopes to eventually pilot a search and rescue helicopter. She is the daughter of Peter and mona Douglass of New Carlisle, QC.

Douglass, C.

Doull, L.
Sergeant Lloyd Cissel Doull (E29875), son of Llewellyn Edward and Mary Ethel (Cissell) Doull of Atholville, NB, had six siblings (Leonard, Frances, Jenny, Bill, Helen, and Saidie). After enlisting for military service, he served with 17th Platoon, D 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Doull became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. After the war he married Peggy Doull and the couple had two children, Jim and Ian Doull. Rifleman Doull passed away on January 10, 2005.

Doull, L.

Dow, G.
Private Gerald Dow (D138628), son of Clare Dow of Port Daniel, QC, enlisted on January 11, 1943 at the age of 21. He served briefly with the Royal Canadian Engineers before transferring to the Essex Scottish Infantry Regiment during World War II. He was captured by German soldiers while serving in Normandy, France. He spent the rest of the war as a prisoner. After the end of hostilities, Gerald Dow returned to the Gaspe Coast and opened a business in New Richmond.

Dow, G.

Dow, L.
Leslie Dow (E34815), of Hopetown, QC, enlisted with the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment on July 3, 1940 at the age of 20.

Dow, L.

Dow, R.
Rifleman Ronald Dow (E30252), of Marcil, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Dow became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Dow, R.

Dowling, L.
Signalman Lawrence Frederick Dowling (B32015), originally from St. Catherines, ON, served with Brigade HQ of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals during the Second World War. He was sent with the Brigade group that accompanied the Royal Rifles of Canada and the Winnipeg Grenadiers overseas when they were deployed to the Pacific. He 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Signalman Dowling became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. This picture was taken during Dowling's time as a POW.

Dowling, L.

Drody, E.
Eddie Drody, son of William and Ann Drody of Douglastown, QC, enlisted in the Second World War at the age of 29. He was killed in action on March 28, 1941.

Drody, E.

Drody, R.
William Raymond Drody (A2747) enlisted on November 11, 1941 with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was assigned to the H.M.C.S. Eyebright.

Drody, R.

Drover, A.
Archibald Frederick Drover (E30730), of St. John's, NF, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Drover became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Drover, A.

Dube, A.
Major André Dubé, originally from Matapedia, Quebec, enlisted with the Royal 22nd (Van Doos) on September 9, 1940 at the age of 22. He survived the war and returned to the Gaspe Coast, settling in New Carlisle, Quebec. After the war he became a Supreme Court Judge in Quebec City.

Dube, A.

Dube, T.
Théodule Dube (E35081), originally from La Tuque, QC, enlisted on May 7, 1940 at the age of 20.

Dube, T.

Duguay, H.
Herbert Duguay, son of Xavier Duguay (WWI veteran), was born and raised in Cap d’Espoir, Gaspe County, Quebec. He joined the “Voltigeurs de Quebec” in 1941 and then transferred to the Regiment de la Chaudiere and finally to the Royal 22nd Regiment while still in England. He was wounded at Monte Casino in Italy but recovered. By the end of the war he had seen action in France, Italy, and Germany. After the war he returned to his hometown where he opened a saw mill and a home improvement center.

Duguay, H.

Duguay, J.
James Duguay (E10387) was born in St. Georges-de-Malbaie, Quebec. He enlisted with the Regiment de la Chaudiere in the early months of 1941. He crossed over to England aboard the “Queen Mary” where he completed his training. He participated in the Invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944 and was later wounded at Caen. After the war he brought his young wife, Alice from Norfolk, England, back to Montreal, Quebec, with him. He found employment with the Commisionnaires Corps and later the Provincial Government. Upon retirement, James Duguay and his wife returned to St. Georges-de-Malbaie.

Duguay, J.

Duguay, J.
Gunner Janie Duguay, daughter of Doreen Savage and Neil Duguay from Gaspe, QC, is currently serving in the Canadian military. She returned to Canada after completing a six-month tour of duty in Afghanistan on August 27, 2007. While overseas she served with the 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (CFB Shilo, Manitoba) which was supporting the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

Duguay, J.

Duguay, X.
Xavier Duguay, father of Herbert Duguay, served during the First World War. He enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and spent two long winters in Siberia. After his discharge, he worked as a carpenter and stonemason in Cap d’Espoir-Perce until his retirement. He enjoyed square dancing and traveling.

Duguay, X.

Dumaresq, A.
Amédée Dumaresq (4035191), son of Charles and Alvine (Element) Dumaresq of Fox River, QC, enlisted at the age of 22 in the First World War. He served with the 24th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). He was killed in action on August 16, 1918 and is buried at Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

Dumaresq, A.

Dumaresq, E.
Joe E. Dumaresq.

Dumaresq, E.

Dumaresq, M.
Sergeant Michael Dumaresq, son of Barry and Verenice Dumaresq of Gaspe, QC, serves as an instructor at Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering. He is currently living in New Maryland, NB, with his wife Wendy, son Robert and daughter Kaitlynn.

Dumaresq, M.

Dumas, H.
Herman Dumas (E21905), originally from St. Georges de Malbaie, enlisted with the 3rd Anti-Tank Regiment on June 15, 1940 at the age of 29.

Dumas, H.

Dupuis, C.
Camille Dupuis (E10220) enlisted with the Regiment de la Chaudiere on March 1, 1940 at the age of 29.

Dupuis, C.

Dupuis, S.
Sylvain Dupuis.

Dupuis, S.

Durant, F.
Rifleman Ferdinand Wilson Durant (E29874), originally from Jonquiere, Quebec, 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 the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Durant became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Durant, F.

Duthie, C.
Clark Duthie.

Duthie, C.

Duthie, H.
Hubert Duthie.

Duthie, H.