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Alvin Ross Cormier
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Alvin Ross Cormier Private A/21827 Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C January 3, 1920 Amherst, Cumberland Co., NS September 16, 1939 Windsor, Ontario Windsor, Ontario 19 5 feet, 6 ½ inches Fair Blue Light Brown Single Labourer Church of England Daisy Cormier (Mother) Windsor, Ontario August 19, 1942 22 Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, UK Panel 24, Column 3 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 Alvin Ross Cormier was the son of William Cormier and Daisy (Ross) Cormier. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, he moved with his family to Windsor, Ontario at the age of five years. On September 16, 1939, Alvin Ross Cormier enlisted with the Essex Scottish Regiment; however, he was discharged on January 17, 1940 as being physically unfit for military service under the existing standards. He re-enlisted on July 1, 1940 and was accepted for military service. He trained in Canada until December, 1941 and went overseas disembarking in the United Kingdom on February 28, 1941. He was taken on strength with the Essex Scottish Regiment in England on January 16, 1942. On August 18, he embarked England for France as part of the attack at Dieppe. He was listed as missing and presumed killed in action on August 19, 1942. In 1943, it was confirmed that Private Cormier had been shot and killed on the promenade at Dieppe by machine gun bullets. With no known grave his name is listed on the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, UK.
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