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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Emile Joseph Thibault
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Emile Joseph Thibault F/65179 Private Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps March 30, 1919 Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS March 3, 1942 22 Halifax, NS Halifax, NS 5 feet, 7 inches Dark Brown Brown Carpenter Roman Catholic Single (at enlistment) Mr. Edward Thibault (Father) Hectanooga, Digby Co., NS July 19, 1942 23 St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery, Salmon River, 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 (Deveau) Thibault, of Hectanooga. He was the husband of Estelle Mary (Chandler) Thibault also of Hectanooga, married on April 25, 1942 at Salmon River. Emile left school at the age of fourteen and in the five years prior to his enlistment was employed as a carpenter. From September 1941 until February 1942 he was living in Halifax and employed there with Webb and Sparks Engineering as a carpenter. 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.