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Name: Herbert Andrew Boudreau Service Number: F/96241 Rank: Private Service: Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: July 4, 1922 Place of Birth: Lower Melbourne, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: February 2, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Complexion: Medium Eye Colour: Brown Hair Colour: Black Trade: Labourer Martial Status: Single (at enlistment) Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Margaret Boudreau (Mother) Lower Melbourne, NS Mabel Elaine Boudreau (Wife) Sackville, Halifax Co., NS (Effective June 12, 1944) Date of Death: October 28, 1944 Age at Death: 22 Cemetery: Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery Netherlands Grave Reference: 7. C. 6. Commemorated on Page 254 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 28 (Not listed on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Herbert Andrew (Andre) was the son of William Joseph Boudreau and Margaret Boudreau, Melbourne, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was the husband of Sadie M. E. Boudreau and father of Herbert Vadness Boudreau. of Wards Brook, Cumberland Co., NS. Private Boudreau completed his basic training at No 60 CABTC Yarmouth Between March 13, 1942 and May 14, 1942. He was transferred as reinforcement to Princess Louise Fusiliers at Bordon and to Princess Louise Fusiliers (Motor) at Halifax on July 13, 1942 and then transferred to the Artillery Anti-Aircraft Reinforcement Camp at Halifax and Bedford, NS. On February 21, 1944 he was granted permission to marry Sadie Mabel Elaine Crossman of Bedford, NS. They were married on March 8, 1944. Private Boudreau departed Canada for overseas on August 29, 1944 and arrived in the United Kingdom on September 5, 1944. He disembarked in France on October 2, 1944. On October 28, 1944, while serving in Holland with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, he died of wounds received in action and was buried in the Krabbendjke Civilian Cemetery. He was reburied in the Bergen-op- Zoom Canadian War Cemetery in 1945. Sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Library and Archives Canada findagrave.com
Herbert Andrew Boudreau