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Name: Joseph Walter Deveau Rank: Trooper Service No: G/727 Service: 8th Princess Louise's (New Brunswick) Hussars, R.C.A.C. 5th Armored Regiment Date of Birth: January 13, 1921 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Date of Enlistment: June 18, 1941 Place of Enlistment: St. John, NB Address At Enlistment: St. John, NB Age at Enlistment: 20 Height: 5 feet, 9½ inches Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Moulder Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Lena Deveau (Mother) Bell Neck, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: August 31, 1944 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Montecchio War Cemetery (Italy) Grave Reference: III. A. 16. The 30th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 290 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 21 Joseph Walter [Wally] Deveau was the only son of Lena Deveau, of Bell Neck, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was the youngest of four children, brother of Margaret, Lila, and Florence. He served in Canada between June 19, 1941 and October 10, 1941, in the United Kingdom between October 10, 1941 and November 14, 1943 and in Italy from November 15, 1943 to August 31, 1944. Trooper Joseph Walter Deveau died of wounds on August 31, 1944 while serving in Italy. An account of Trooper Deveau’s military service can be viewed on the Veterans Affairs Canada site [link Veterans Affairs Canada] Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Joseph Walter Deveau