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Name: Joseph Fulgence d’Entremont Rank: Leading Seaman Service No: A/1088 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Navy Reserve HMCS Bras D'Or Date of Birth: February 1, 1894 Place of Birth: West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: December 1, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address at Enlistment: West Pubnico, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 45 Height: 5 feet, 4½ inches Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Trade: Mariner Marital Status: Married Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mary Adelle D'Entremont (Wife) West Pubnico Date of Death: October 19, 1940 Age at Death: 46 Memorial: Halifax Memorial (Nova Scotia, Canada) Memorial Reference: Panel 6. The 39th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 12 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on January 15 Joseph was the son of Fulgence and Elizabeth M. D'Entremont, of West Pubnico, Nova Scotia and the husband of Mary Adelle D'Entremont, of West Pubnico. Joseph served as a Private with the 85th Battalion during WWI enlisting in Halifax on February 18, 1918 at the age of 24. He served in Canada, England, and France. He was wounded on September 3, 1918. He was discharged on demobiization on March 22, 1919. During World War II he served in the following ships: HMCS SKEENA - Served in Skeena 19 Dec 1939 - 19 Jan 1940 as a LS, RCNR HMCS ADVERSUS - Served in Adversus 24 Jan 1940 - 08 Feb 1940 as a LS, RCNR HMCS SCATARIE - Served in Scatarie - 03 May 1940 - 02 May 1940 as a LS, RCNR HMCS BRAS D'OR - Drafted to Bras D'Or 03 May 1940 as a LS, RCNR On the night of October 19th, 1940, the mine-sweeper HMCS Bras d'Or was escorting a Rumanian freighter, Ingener N. Vlassopol from Baie Comeau, Quebec to the port of Sydney, Nova Scotia. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence the two ships ran into a storm and heavy seas which separated them. The minesweeper and the thirty men aboard disappeared into the storm and in spite of searching efforts no trace was ever found of them.
Joseph Fulgence d’Entremont
HMCS Bras D'Or