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Joseph Alphonse Gerard Dumaine

In memory of:

Private Joseph Alphonse Gerard Dumaine

February 17, 1944
Camp Oeyama 3B, Osaka, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

H/77288

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Winnipeg Grenadiers, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Pacific Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

July 9, 1921
St. Genevieve, Manitoba

Enlistment:

June 14, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Arthur Wilfrid Dumaine and Marie Anne Bourbonnière of St. Boniface, Manitoba.

He enlisted with the 18th Manitoba Reconnaissance Battalion in Winnipeg, Manitoba and transferred to the 1st Battalion Winnipeg Grenadiers on October 25th, 1941 to serve in Hong Kong with C Force. He had 979 days of service, including 843 days overseas. To commemorate his sacrifice, the Manitoba government named Dumaine Lake located southwest of Nueltin Lake in his honor in 1972.

Commemorated on Page 296 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Cdn Sec. B. C. 11.

Location:

YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY is 9 kilometres west of the city on Yuenchi-Dori, Hodogaya Ward, which branches left off the old Tokkaido highway. The nearest railway station is Hodogaya, 5 kilometres to the north on the JNR line but the cemetery is easily reached by bus from Yokohama station.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker– Veterans Affairs Canada marked the 45th anniversary of the cease-fire and honours the 26,791 Canadians who served in the Korean War with a pilgrimage to the Land of the Morning Calm.  Photo by Veterans Affairs Canada.
  • Photo of JOSEPH ALPHONSE GERARD DUMAINE– In memory of those who served in Hong Kong during World War 11 and did not come home. Submitted with permission on behalf of the Hong Kong Veterans Commemorative Association by Operation: Picture Me.
  • Honour Roll

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