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The Deployment Story of Emile Rochefort (Canadian Army Second World War)

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English
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CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Accession Number: 
S2015.139.1

Story Text: 

Sgt. Emile Rochefort 1922-1998
Born in Montreal, Quebec, to mother, Mary, who was a war bride from WWI; and father, Charles, who was French-Canadian. 
Emile lived in Montreal until 1934, when his father died of wounds and gas from the war. His mother took her family of seven children to England where she lived until 1939. When his mother and four of her children returned to Montreal, Emile was of age to join up. In 1940 he joined the Royal Canadian Artillery in London, England. He did active service in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands, and returned to Montreal, Canada, in 1946. He was then married to me, an English lady, and lived in Canada ever since, until he passed away in November 1998.
Sincerely,
     Olive Rochefort