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Joseph Armand Jacques Chevrier

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Joseph Armand Jacques Chevrier

July 6, 1942
Cap-Chat, Quebec

Military Service


Service Number:

C/856

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

130 Sqdn. (RCAF)

Citation(s):

General Service Medal and Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Bar.

Additional Information


Born:

October 7, 1917
St-Lambert, Chambly, Quebec

Enlistment:

July 4, 1938
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Dr. Aurèle Chevrier and Florina Cadieux, from St. Lambert, Chambly, Quebec.

Bachelor of Arts and graduate of COTC – NPAM – Université de Montréal, service No. 103. He served in Canada from July 4, 1938, to February 15, 1940, and in Great Britain from February 16, 1940, to April 2, 1941. Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency the Governor General, the Earl of Athlone, from August 1, 1941, to March 31, 1942.

He was reported missing during the search in the St. Lawrence River for German submarine U-132, which had just sunk three merchant ships from convoy QS-15, Anastassios Pateras at 5:20 a.m., Hainaut at 5:22 a.m., and Dinaric at 6:46 a.m. Chevrier was went missing at around 5:30 a.m.

Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA MEMORIAL
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 1. Column 4.

Location:

The Ottawa Memorial stands on the north-eastern point of Green Island in the City of Ottawa. Overlooking the northern branch of the Twin Falls of the Rideau River, it commands a panoramic view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills beyond. The Memorial commemorates those of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives while serving in units operating from bases in Canada, the British West Indies and the United States of America, or while training in Canada and the U.S.A., and who have no known graves. The main feature of the Ottawa Memorial is a sculptured terrestrial globe in bronze, 3 metres in diameter, on a base formed by three bronze beavers rising from the centre of an ornamental pool. The globe, of open lattice-work corresponding to the lines of latitude and longitude, on which the land masses are super imposed in low relief, is crowned by the Air Forces emblem of a bronze eagle with outspread wings. Two curved screen walls faced in limestone, bearing cast bronze panels on which the names appear, face inwards towards the globe. They are placed slightly off centre to allow a clear view through the Ottawa Memorial from the central steps on Sussex Drive and from the wide pathway. Two Air Force crest exist in the paving between the screen walls. A dedicatory inscription, in English on one screen wall and in French on the other, is incised in the stonework between the bronze name panels, which reads as follows:
1939 - 1945
In honoured memory of the men and women of the air forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who gave their lives in Canada, in the United States of America and neighbouring lands and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram July 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of J.A. Chevrier
  • Photo of JOSEPH ARMAND JACQUES CHEVRIER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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