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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Emile Joseph Thibault
Name: Service No: Rank: Service: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Trade: Religion: Marital Status: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death; Cemetery: Additional Information:
Thibault, Emile Joseph F/65179 Private Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps March 30, 19149 Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS March 3, 1942 22 Halifax, NS Halifax, NS Carpenter Roman Catholic Single Mr. Edward Thibault (Father) Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS July 19, 1942 23 Salmon River (St. Vincent De Paul) Cemetery, Digby Co., NS Commemorated on Page 119 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 13 Emile Thibault was the son of Edward and Margaret Thibault, of Hectanooga. He had previously completed basic training in November and December, 1940 at No 60 CABTC, Yarmouth, NS and was posted to 2 West Nova Scotia Regiment Reserve. Upon enlistment in March 1942, he was in Hamilton Ontario undertaking trade training in carpentry and motor mechanics. It was there he became ill and hospitalized with leukemia hemorrage at the Hamilton Military Hospital. He died in the early morning of Sunday, July 19, 1942. His brother, Joseph Eugene Thibault serving with the RCAF accompanied the body home to Hectanooga via the Canadian Pacific Railway.