Leo Abbey CormierRiflemanG/18272Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. “C” CompanyMarch 11, 1920Amherst, Cumberland Co., NSMay 17, 1940Sackville, Nova Scotia20 5 feet, 10 inchesDarkBrownLight BrownSingleLabourerRoman CatholicAlice Cormier (Mother) Amherst, Nova ScotiaOctober 16, 194222Sai Wan Cemetery, Hong Kong, ChinaVIII. B. 2.Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14Leo Abbey Cormier was the son Albert M. Cormier and Alice Cormier, of Amherst, Nova ScotiaHe enlisted on May 17, 1940 and served with Royal Rifles of Canada, in Canada, and in Newfoundland with Force W. He departed Canada on October 17 for Hong Kong with Force C. At the fall of Hong Hong he was taken as a prisoner of war and interned at Shamshuipo Camp, Kowloon, China. Information was received from the International Red Cross Committee in Geneva that Rifleman Cormier died on October 16, 1942. He was buried in the Argyle Cemetery three days after his death.Death occurred at 9:30 pm and was attributed to malnutrition, officially recorded as diarrhoea and vitamin deficiency. In June, 1947 his remains were re-buried in the San Wan Military Cemetery, Hong Kong.
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