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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Name: Joseph Erval Eric Cormier Rank: Flight Sergeant Service No: R/73757 Service: # 7 Bomber Reconnaisance Squadron, Prince Rupert, BC Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: May 18, 1916 Place of Birth: Amherst, Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: September 9, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Montreal, Quebec Address At Enlistment: Sherbrooke East, Montreal, Quebec Age at Enlistment: 24 Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Eric Cormier [wife] Vancouver, BC Date of Death: January 4, 1942 Cemetery: Vancouver Mountain View Cemetery, British Columbia Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14. Flight Sergeant Eric Cormier was the son of Napoleon P. Cormier and Leah Cormier, and Husband of Helen H. Cormier, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia he completed his high school education at Amherst Sr. High School in 1933. Between 1933 and 1937 he was employed as a Store Clerk in Amherst. In 1938 he worked in the welding shop and for a time in the office at Robb Engineering Works, Ltd., Amherst. His next employment was with the O’Brien Gold Mines, Limited between September, 1939 and June, 1940. At the time his enlistment he was employed with Dominion Bridge Company in Lachine, Quebec as an steel X-ray Operator. He was married in Montreal to Helen H. Jack in August, 1940. Having completed his air training he was assigned to #7 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Prince Rupert, BC. He was killed, the result of a aircraft collision while on a routine patrol in Canada. Sources and Information: Veterans Affairs Canada