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Ray Joseph Emineau
Name: Ray Joseph Emineau Rank: Private Service Number: F86539 Service: North Nova Scotia Highlanders, RCIC Date of Birth: August 21, 1913 Place of Birth: Ohio, Lunenburg Co., NS Date of Enlistment: June 27, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Bridgewater, Lunenburg Co., NS Address at Enlistment: New Ross, Lunenburg Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet, 9 inches Complexion: Ruddy Eye colour: Hazel Hair colour: Brown Occupation: Lumberman Marital Status: Married Religion: Church of England Next of Kin: Madeleine Beatrice Emenau (wife), New Ross, Lunenburg Co., NS Date of Death: September 20, 1941 Age: 28 Cemetery: Brookwood Military Cemetery, England Grave: Plot 31, Row I, Grave 7 Commemorated on Page 29 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 26 Ray Joseph Emineau was the son of Joseph Alex Emino (1873-1931) and Bertha Belle (Acker) Emenau (1885- 1962), of Springfield, Annapolis Co., NS, and had nine siblings. Their are variations in the spelling of the family surname. Ray’s brother, Aubrey Hallett Emenau, (1918-1944), also served in the Canadian Army in WWII as a Sergeant with the Cape Breton Highlanders, Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, and was killed in action December 21, 1944. Ray married Madeleine Beatrice Naugler on May 3, 1939 in New Ross, NS. They had two daughters, Doreen Betty (1939-2012) and Barbara Jean (1941-2013). Ray embarked Halifax on July 18, 1941, and disembarked at Avonmouth on July 31, 1941. He was granted landing leave in the UK until August 15, 1941. Stationed at Albuhera Barracks at Aldershot in Hampshire, England, Private Ray Joseph Emineau died September 20, 1941, as a result of an accidental injury (cerebral hemorrhage) received in sports.
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