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Leo Abbey Cormier Rifleman G/18272 Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. “C” Company March 11, 1920 Amherst, Cumberland Co., NS May 17, 1940 Sackville, Nova Scotia 20 5 feet, 10 inches Dark Brown Light Brown Single Labourer Roman Catholic Alice Cormier (Mother) Amherst, Nova Scotia October 16, 1942 22 Sai Wan Cemetery, Hong Kong, China VIII. B. 2. 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 Leo Abbey Cormier was the son Albert M. Cormier and Alice Cormier, of Amherst, Nova Scotia He 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.
Leo Abbey Cormier
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