Alvin Ross CormierPrivateA/21827Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.CJanuary 3, 1920Amherst, Cumberland Co., NSSeptember 16, 1939Windsor, OntarioWindsor, Ontario195 feet, 6 ½ inchesFairBlueLight BrownSingleLabourerChurch of EnglandDaisy Cormier (Mother) Windsor, OntarioAugust 19, 194222Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, UKPanel 24, Column 3Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 14Alvin 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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