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Joseph Arthur Eugene Pidgeon

In memory of:

Rifleman Joseph Arthur Eugene Pidgeon

February 27, 1944
Camp Niigata-Rinko 5B Hospital, Japan

Military Service


Service Number:

E/30487

Age:

27

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:

August 1, 1916
Percé, Quebec

Enlistment:

September 12, 1940
Cape Cove (Percé) Gaspé, Quebec

Son of Joseph William Pidgeon and Maria (alias Mary) Leboutillier, of Percé (Québec).

He served in Québec, in Newfoundland with Force W, in Hong Kong with Force C and in Japan as prisoner of war. He had 1,264 days of service, including 855 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 417 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. A. 4.

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

  • Photo of JOSEPH ARTHUR EUGENE PIDGEON– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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