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John Joseph Desveaux Rank: Private Service No: F/209 Service: Veterans Guard of Canada Date of Birth: October 15, 1888 Place of Birth: Passchendaele, Cape Breton, NS Date of Enlistment: July 2, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NS Address At Enlistment: Passchendaele, NS Age at Enlistment: Trade: Miner Marital Status: Married Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mary Ellen Desveaux (Wife) Passchendaele, NS. John was the husband of Mary E. Desveaux, of Passchendaele, NS. During World War I, he served with the 156th Battalion and #29 Company, Forestry Battalion. He served in Canada between July 4, 1940 and January 5, 1942. Suffering from ill health he was unable to meet the required physical standards and was discharged January 5, 1942 at Halifax. He died in Passchendaele, NS. Date of Death: December 30, 1942 Age At Death: 54 Cemetery: St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glace Bay, NS Grave Reference: Family Plot Commemorated on Page 69 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 16 Sources and Information: Veterans Affairs Canada
John Joseph Desveaux