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Name: John Albert LaFave Rank: Private Service No: F/7106 Regiment/Service: North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C. ate of Birth: March 14, 1915 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: October 11, 1939 Place of Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Address At Enlistment: Academy Place, Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 24 Height: 5 feet, 6 inches Weight: 135 lbs. Complexion: Fair Eyes: Hazel Hair: Dark Brown Previous Military 84th Field Battery RCA, Yarmouth from May 14, 1935 Trade: Painter Marital Status: Single at Enlistment Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mary Elizabeth LaFave (Mother) Yarmouth, NS [at Enlistment] Catherine Anne LaFave (Wife) Yarmouth, NS Date of Death: February 26, 1945 Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery (Gelderland, Netherlands) Grave Reference: X. G. 4. The 69th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial (J. Albert on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Commemorated on page 532 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on November 9 John LaFave was the son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Lafave of Yarmouth. He married Catherine Anne Muise on August 17, 1940 at Sydney, Nova Scotia. He had one daughter, Mary Leona. He served in Canada until June 17, 1944, in the United Kingdom from June 18, 1944 to July 17, 1944, and in Northwest Europe from July 18, 1944 until February 26, 1945. Private LaFave was killed in action while serving in Germany. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
John Albert LaFave