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Gabriel Guitard

In memory of:

Rifleman Gabriel Guitard

March 1, 1944
Camp Niigata-Rinko, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30503

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Rifles of Canada, 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 10, 1912
Jacquet River, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

September 17, 1940
Matapédia, Quebec

Son of Hector Guitard and Lucy Asselin, Restigouche County, New Brunswick. Husband of Mary Eugenie Hickey of Nash Creek, New Brunswick. Father of Joseph Guitard (1935-1935) and Terrence Gabriel Guitard (1936-2006).

Served in New Brunswick, Newfoundland with W Force, Hong Kong with C Force, Japan as a prisoner of war. He had 1,262 days of service, including 856 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 324 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. A. B. 13.

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

  • Attestation paper
  • Document
  • Photo of Gabriel Guitar– Image of Gabriel Guitar prior to shipping out to Hong Kong.

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