Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Joseph Gaston Jacques

In memory of:

W.O.I Air Gunner Joseph Gaston Jacques

May 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/108393

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Citation(s):

Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Operational Wings posthumously awarded on 25 January 1947.

Additional Information


Born:

March 16, 1923
Knowlton, Québec

Enlistment:

June 27, 1941
Montreal, Québec

Son of Isadore and feue Estelle (née Valade) of St. Simon de Drummond, Quebec. He stated he was single and a reporter. He was the brother of Ronald, Claude, George, Jean Paul, Dolores, Françoise, Jeannette, Pierrette, Ellen and A. Jacques.

Commemorated on Page 344 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave XXVII. G. 4-7.

Location:

This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– WO I Air Gunner Joseph Gaston Jacques is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– WO I Air Gunner Joseph Gaston Jacques is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JOSEPH GASTON JACQUES– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph Gaston Jacques– Official RCAF photo of Gaston Jacques as Sergent at the time
  • Photo of JOSEPH GASTON JACQUES– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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