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Larry Willoughby Veinotte
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Name: Larry Willoughby Veinotte Rank: Private Service Number: F/43609 Service: West Nova Scotia Regiment, RCIC Date of Birth: September 19, 1905 Place of Birth: Fauxberg, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia Date of Enlistment: September 19, 1939 Age at Enlistment: 34 Place of Enlistment: Bridgewater, Nova Scotia Address at Enlistment: Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia Height: 5 feet, 9½ inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Married Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Marguerite Veinotte (Wife) Mahone Bay, NS Date of Death: August 2, 1943 Age: 37 Cemetery: Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy Grave: B. E. 202 Commemorated on Page 222 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 11 Larry Willoughby Veinotte was the son of Mr. Allen Cornelius (1867-1907) and Mrs. Louise Veinotte (1870- 1924), of Mahone Bay, and the husband of Eva Marguerite (Strum) Veinotte (1909-1988), of Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. He had seven brothers and a sister. Prior to enlistment he worked 9 years for Mahone Mfg Co., in a factory making oar blocks for sea vessels. He indicated he would like to work in shoemaking after the war. He and his wife Marguerite had four children born in the 1930’s; Lawrence James Veinotte (1932-1997), Earle Leroy Veinotte (1933-2000), and Allan George Veinotte (1936-2013). He also had a daughter Audrey Jean Lucille born in 1938. Larry Veinotte served in Canada until December 22, 1939 when he departed for the UK from Halifax, disembarking in Greenoch, Scotland on December 31, 1939. He served in the United Kingdom until he departed for North Africa July 16, 1943 in advance of Operation Husky, the planned landings in Sicily. Arriving in North Africa July 10, 1943, Larry then took part in the Sicily Landings later in July of 1943. He was Killed in Action in Sicily August 2, 1943 and was originally laid to rest in La Rosamarima, Sicily, before being reinterred at the Agira Canadian War Cemetery in Sicily. His son Lawrence also had a career in the Canadian Armed Forces serving as a training officer and overseas Peacekeeper.