Henry Andrew SuretteRiflemanF/40743Royal Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C. “C” CompanyJune 2, 1908 Round Hill, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia June 10, 1940 Aldershot, Nova Scotia31 5 feet, 4½ inchesDark Brown BlackWidower Married June 4, 1941MinerChurch of EnglandMarie Esther Surette (Wife) St. John’s, NewfoundlandDecember 25, 194133Sai Wan Cemetery, Hong Kong, ChinaVIII. F. 11.Commemorated on Page 46 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 3Henry Andrew Surette was born in Round Hill, Annapolis Co., Nova Scotia. He became the foster son of John Samuel Taylor and Nancy Kaiser, of Port Bickerton, Guysborough Co., Nova Scotia in 1915 at the age of eight years. He was the father of three children from his first marriage, Victor Austen, Henry Frederick, and Percy Samuel. His first marriage was to Dola Marie Josey (d. September 1, 1940), on June 20, 1934. On June 4, 1941 he married Marie Esther Noseworthy in St. John’s Newfoundland.He enlisted with the West Nova Scotia Regiment at Aldershot, NS on June 10, 1940. Her transferred to the 1st Battalion, Royal Rifles of Canada, on November 29, 1940. He served in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, in Newfoundland with Force W, and in Québec, and Hong Kong with Force C. Rifleman Surette was killed in action during the defence of Hong Kong on December 23, 1941.
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