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Rester Joseph Amirault
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Resther Joseph Amirault Gunner F/86997 2nd Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery June 26, 1921 Weaver Settlement, Digby Co., Nova Scotia August 30, 1941 Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Weaver Settlement, Nova Scotia 20 5 feet, 4 inches Medium Blue Brown Single Labourer Roman Catholic Dennis Amirault (Father) Weaver Settlement, Nova Scotia August 7, 1943 22 Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Italy C.A.256. Commemorated on Page 131 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 20 Resther Joseph Amirault was the son of Denis Leo Amirault (1882-1969) and Lottie (Comeau) Amirault (1882- 1962). Two brothers, Joseph Nelson Amirault (1911-1998) and Bernard Amirault also served during WWII. Resther left school at the age of 15 completing grade 9, and worked on the family farm. He also was briefly employed as a labourer at a saw mill in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, prior to his enlistment. He departed Canada for the United Kingdom on March 14, 1942, serving there until April 1943 when he embarked the United Kingdom for service in the Italian Campaign. On August 6, 1943, suffering from wounds, he was admitted to the Field Dressing Station at the 2nd Field Regiment Royal Canadian Artillery Regimental Headquarters in Agira. He died the following day and was initially buried near the elementary school in Agira. In 1944 his remains were reburied in the 22 Agira Canadian War Cemetery, Italy. Resther Joseph Amirault was one of 29 casualties when an American B-25 Mitchell bomber crashed into the 2nd Field Regiment’s command post at Agira on August 6, 1943
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