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Fairservice, A.
Aubrey Fairservice, son of Silas Fairservice of New Richmond, QC, was born on August 13, 1900. After the First World War broke out in Europe he enlisted for miliatry service on March 30, 1916 at the age of 16.

Fairservice, A.

Fairservice, P.
Philip Fairservice was born on April 20, 1892. He enlisted as a private during World War I and joined the Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment) 49th Battalion. His service number was 252064. He gave his life in the line of duty and died on October 30th, 1917. He is buried at Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial Cemetery in Belgium.

Fairservice, P.

Fairservice, W.
Wilson Howatson Fairservice of New Richmond, QC.

Fairservice, W.

Fallow, W.
William Fallow, son Steven and Eva Fallow of New Richmond, QC, enlisted during World War II. He achieved the rank of Lance Corporal and his service number was E/29136. He joined the Royal Rifles of Canada and served overseas in China. He died on December 25th, 1941 during the Battle of Hong Kong and is buried at Sai Wan Memorial Cemetery in China.

Fallow, W.

Finn, E.
Rifleman Eli Finn (E29885), originally from L’Anse a Brillant, 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Finn became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Finn, E.

Firlotte, J.
James Blair Firlotte (E30016), of Durham Centre, 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Firlotte became a prisoner of war. Tragically, he did not survive the horrendous living conditions of the POW camps and died of pneumonia on January 2, 1944. His comrades would achieve their liberation a year later in 1945.

Firlotte, J.

Firlotte, L.
Lawrence Joseph Firlotte (E30212), of Campbellton, NB, served with 7th Platoon, 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 Firlotte became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Firlotte, L.

Firlotte, L.
Leslie Joseph Firlotte (E30347), of Campbellton, 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Firlotte became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Firlotte, L.

Firth, D.
Rifleman Denzil John George Firth (E30325), son of John Firth of Matapedia, 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Firth became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Firth, D.

Flanagan, C.
Rifleman Clifford Allison Flanagan (E30169), originally from Dalhousie, 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Flanagan became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Flanagan, C.

Flanagan, J.
James Andrew Flanagan (E30353), originally from 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Flanagan became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Flanagan, J.

Flegg, A.
Aubrey Peacock Flegg (K85488), of Lac Du Bonnet (Pinawa), MB, was born in the year 1918. A year after hostilities in Europe broke out in 1939, he decided to enlist with the Winnipeg Grenadiers. 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. During the fighting, Private Flegg saved the life of a woman named Ellen Field and her three children, a contribution that was noted in dispatches. After several days of intense fighting, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Private Flegg became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. After the war, Flegg married his wife Betty (Waldenerger) Flegg and the couple had five children. Sixteen years after the end of the war, Ellen Field, who only knew the last name of her savior, came to Canada and began a country-wide search for Flegg. She succeeded in her search and met with Sgt. Flegg in Toronto, where she was finally able to express her gratitude.

Flegg, A.

Fleming, R.
Robert James Fleming (B38364) 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 Fleming became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. After the war he settled in Toronto and worked as a subway collector. He is pictured above with his son, Michael.

Fleming, R.

Fletcher, C.
Corporal Charles William Fletcher (E30282), of Lac Megantic, 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 Fletcher became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Fletcher, C.

Flowers, A.
Albert David Flowers (793347), of New Carlisle, QC, enlisted for military service during World War II.

Flowers, A.

Flowers, E.
Earle Flowers.

Flowers, E.

Flowers, F.
Francis Flowers, son of George Flowers of New Carlisle, Quebec, served overseas in continental Europe during World War II. He was the first double casualty to be reported from the New Carlisle area. He was first listed as wounded in Sicily and then, two months later, was once again reported as being seriously wounded while on active service.

Flowers, F.

Flowers, H.
Warrant Officer Harvey Flowers, one of three serving sons of Harvey and Janie Flowers of New Carlisle, Quebec, joined the Canadian Armed Forced in June 1988. He was stationed in CFB Gagetown, NB, with his wife, Angela (Marsh), and son, Coby, until his deployment to southern Afghanistan. His tour of duty lasted six months. He is a member of the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment. Harvey has been deployed on several operations both domestic and foreign, including Oka, the ice storm, two sovereignty operations in the arctic, and four deployments overseas.

Flowers, H.

Flowers, I.
Ivan Flowers (E28267), of New Carlisle, QC, enlisted for military service with the Royal Canadian Engineers on March 21, 1945 at the age of 19. Tragically, he died only a month later on April 10, 1945. He is burier at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

Flowers, I.

Flowers, J.
John Lester Flowers (G1631), of New Carlisle, QC, enlisted with the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment on July 1, 1943 at the age of 19.

Flowers, J.

Flowers, P.
Sergeant Paul Flowers, one of three currently serving sons of Harvey and Janie Flowers of New Carlisle, Quebec, enrolled with the Canadian Forces as a Mobile Support Equipment Operator in 1989. He has been stationed throughout Canada and abroad, including CFB Moose Jaw (Saskatchewan), CFB Downsview (Ontario) and Garrison Edmonton (Alberta). He has also completed two tours of duty in CFS Alert and Kosovo. He is currently supervising the Special Purpose Vehicle section which includes Heavy Equipment and Aircraft Refueling.

Flowers, P.

Flowers, P.
Peter Flowers, son of Joseph and Julieanne (Laroque) Flowers of New Carlisle, QC, served in the Canadian Armed Forced from 1939 until 1945.

Flowers, P.

Flowers, R.
Richard Wesley Flowers was born and was raised in New Carlisle, Quebec. Before enlisting he worked as an employee of the T. Eaton Co. Ltd. Shoe company for eight years. After hostilities broke out in Europe he enlisted with the Toronto Scottish Regiment in 1940 and went overseas in 1941. He died of wounds he had received in action while serving in France.

Flowers, R.

Flowers, R.
Sergeant Rodney Flowers, one of three currently serving sons of Harvey and Janie Flowers of New Carlisle, Quebec, is currently serving in the Canadian Forces. He enrolled in the CF as a Military Policeman in 1989 and has been stationed in Winnipeg, Halifax, Ottawa, as well as having served three tours of duty in Haiti, the Persian Gulf, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. In June 2005, Sgt. Flowers was selected as the NCO in charge of the Close Protection Team assigned to the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee. He currently resides in Brussels, Belgium, with his wife, Debbie, and their two children, Brianna and Andrew.

Flowers, R.

Foley, E.
Sergeant Earle Lawrence Foley (E106621), of Douglastown, QC, was born in the year 1916. After hostilities broke out in Europe he decided to enlisted with the West Nova Scotia Regiment on March 20, 1941 at the age of 21. After the war, Sergeant Foley married Mary Anne McDonald and had four children (Leah, Kerry, Arnott, and Allan). He was a carpenter by trade and helped erect the Memorial Monument in Douglastown, QC, to commemorate all those from the community that served in World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. He passed away on Sunday, October 12, 2008 at Mgr. Ross Home Care Center in Gaspe, QC.

Foley, E.

Foran, R.
Sergeant Roderick F. Foran, son of Edwin J. Foran of Oak Bay Mills, QC, served with the North Shore New Brunswick Regiment during World War II. He was shipped overseas to continental Europe in 1941 and served in the D-Day offensive. He was wounded by shell fragments in Holland on October 14, 1944.

Foran, R.

Forest, W.
William Forest (D114871), of Caplan, QC, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Engineers on March 2, 1943.

Forest, W.

Fournier, A.
Alexis Fournier (E110071), of Petite Vallee, QC, enlisted with the Regiment de Maisonneuve of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps on July 11, 1941 at the age of 21.

Fournier, A.

Fournier, K.
Master Corporal Kim Fournier, daughter of Johnny and Nicole Fournier, was born in Gaspe, Quebec, but was raised in Murdochville, Quebec. She is currently serving as a Master Corporal Flight Engineer in Gagetown, New Brunswick.

Fournier, K.

Fournier, M.
Magella Fournier (E105404), of Gaspe, QC, enlisted with the 4th Medium Regiment of the Royal Canadian Artillery on July 27, 1940 at the age of 19.

Fournier, M.

Fournier, P.
Paul Emile Fournier (SE103489), of Gaspe, QC, enlisted with the Royal Canadian Army on March 23, 1948 at the age of 20. He served during the Korean War.

Fournier, P.

Francoeur, A.
Adam Francoeur (SA1286), of Hopetown, QC, enlisted for military service during the Korean War in February 1951 with the Royal 22nd Regiment.

Francoeur, A.

Francoeur, F.
Florent Francoeur (E109537), of Isle Vert, QC, enlisted with the Royal 22nd Regiment on March 15, 1939 at the age of 37.

Francoeur, F.

Francoeur, J.
Jospeh Adam Francoeur (SA1286), of St. Godefroi, QC, enlisted with the Royal 22nd Regiment (Paratroopers) on Januray 19, 1951 at the age of 19. He was deployed overseas to Korea where he was wounded in action twice, once on October 23, 1951 and then again in March 1952.

Francoeur, J.

Fraser, C.
Cameron D. Fraser (E30032), of Matapedia, QC, enlisted with the Rotal 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 Fraser became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Fraser, C.

Fraser, G.
Private Gordon Fraser (889723), of Matapedia, QC, was born on November 12, 1895. After hostilities broke out in Europe he enlisted for military service with the 87th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment), during the First World War. He was killed in action on September 2, 1918 and is buried at Dury Mill British Cemetery, Dury, France.

Fraser, G.

Fredette, H.
Rifleman Hormidas Fredette (E29827), originally from New Richmond, 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Fredette became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Fredette, H.

Frenette, A.
Armand Frenette (G604107), of Gaspe, QC, enlisted in 1939 at the age of 27.

Frenette, A.

Frenette, J.
Joseph Charles Frenette (E30329), of son of Jeremiah and Josephine (Doucet) Frenette of Glen Levit, QC, was born in 1913. After hostilities broke out in Europe in 1939 he decided to enlist 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Frenette became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945. After the war, Rifleman Frenette married Ruth (Kierstead) Frenette and fathered two children, Edwin and Mona. He passed away on December 5, 1979.

Frenette, J.

Frost, K.
Rifleman Kenneth Ivan Frost (E30280), originally from Asbestos, 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, however, the allies were forced to surrender to the Japanese on Christmas day 1941 and Rifleman Frost became a prisoner of war. He remained a POW until allied forces liberated him in 1945.

Frost, K.

Fry, W.
Lieutenant William Scarth Fry, son of Henry and Laura Stevenson Fry of Westmount, 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. Tragically, he was killed in action at Red Hill on December 12, 1941. He is remembered at Sai Wan Memorial in China and is commemorated on page thirty of Second World War Book of Remembrance.

Fry, W.

Furlong, J.
Private Joe E. Furlong, husband to Florence Mercier and father of Shirley and Cora of Benjamin River, Restigouche County, Quebec, was a member of the Carleton-York Regiment during World War II. He was shipped overseas to continental Europe in 1940. He was killed in action while serving in Italy.

Furlong, J.