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Remembering WWII Nova Scotia Casualties
Austin Joseph Rhynard
Name: Service No: Rank: Service: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Date of Enlistment: Age at Enlistment: Place of Enlistment: Address at Enlistment: Trade: Religion: Marital Status: Next of Kin: Date of Death: Age at Death: Cemetery: Additional Information:
Rhynard, Austin Joseph B/37508 Private Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. July 29, 1920 Bridgetown, Nova Scotia April 10, 1940 19 Hamilton, Ontario Kentville, NS Labourer Baptist Single Elsie Rhynard (Mother) Kentville, NS August 19, 1942 21 22 Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen Grave Reference: 4. B. 8. Commemorated on Page 109 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 8 Private Rhynard was the son of Joseph and Elsie Rhynard and brother of Private Charlton Rhynard, Anna, Madline and Adelle. Austin was five feet, five inches in height, with fair completion, blue eyes, and light hair. At enlistment he weighted 108 lbs. He departed Canada July 23, 1940, arriving in Gourock, Scotland on August 2, 1940. He served in the United Kingdom until August 18, 1942. On August 18, he embarked England for France as part of Jubilee Operation, the attack at Dieppe. He was listed as Killed in action on August 19, 1942 while serving with the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry.