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 Joseph Elise Gaudet   Rank: Officer Cadet   Service Number: F/41665 Regiment: West Nova Scotia Regiment, RCIC       Date of Birth: January 7, 1921 Place of Birth: Concession, Digby Co., NS Date of Enlistment: October 31, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Belliveau’s Cove, Digby Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 18 Height: 5 feet 8½ inches Weight: 140 lbs.  Complexion: Dark  Eyes: Blue   Hair: Brown  Trade: Labourer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Lena Gaudet (Mother) Belliveau’s Cove, Digby Co., NS   Joseph Gaudet was the son of Adolphe and Lena Gaudet of Belliveau’s Cove, Digby Co., NS.   He enlisted at Yarmouth on October 31, 1939 and served in Canada until December 21, 1939. He disembarked in the United Kingdom on December 22, 1939 and served in England until his death on January 6, 1942.  On January 6, 1942, the West Nova Scotia Regiment was carrying out military manoeuvres on the River Adur, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex.  Officer Cadet Gaudet drowned when an assault boat sank during the military exercise.   Date of Death: January 6, 1942   Age At Death: 20   Cemetery: Brookwood Cemetery, Surrey, England   Grave Reference: Plot No. 36, Row C, Grave No. 10     Commemorated on Page 75 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on February 19   Sources and Information:   Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada  
Joseph Elise Gaudet