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Victor Andrew Muise Rank: Lance Corporal Service No: F/57340 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Army Service Corps Date of Birth: January 28, 1916 Place of Birth: Wyman Road, Yarmouth NS Date of Enlistment: August 12, 1943 Place of Enlistment: Halifax NS Address At Enlistment: Yarmouth, NS Age at Enlistment: 27 Height: 5 feet, 6 ¾ inches Trade: Meat Cutter Employer: A. S. Patton, Yarmouth, NS Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Louise Muise (Mother) Wyman Rd., Yarmouth Co., NS Lance Corporal Victor Muise was the son of George A. Muise and Louise Muise. He was one of seventeen children, with nine brothers and seven sisters. Three of his brothers, served during World War II. His brother, James Reginald Muise was killed in action while serving in Italy on May 23, 1944. Victor completed grade 8 and left school to work at the age of 14. He was employed four years as a farm hand, four years as a dilivery boy, clerk and meat cutter, one year as a farm hand in Ontario, and four years prior to his enlistment employed by A. S. Patton, Yarmouth, NS, as a meat cutter. He played baseball and softball, liked to skate, swim and enjoyed horseback riding. On enlistment he was recommended for the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. He was assessed as being pleasant and co- operative. He completed training at Camp Borden in Canada between August 19 and February 19, 1944 and qualified as a butcher/meat cutter. He was transferred to Debert and embarked for England on April 11, 1944 arriving on April 19, 1944. He served in France from June 16, 1944 until March 24, 1946 when he became ill and was evacuated to No. 22 Canadian General Hospital in England. Diagnosed with diphtheria his condition worsened and he died on April 1, 1946 in Petersfield, Hampshire, England. Date of Death: April 10, 1946 Age at Death: 30 Cemetery: Brookwood Cemetery (Surrey, England) Grave Reference: 62. B. 4. The 84th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Commemorated on page 588 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on December 13 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Victor Andrew Muise
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