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Edward Joseph Morrisseau

In memory of:

Private Edward Joseph Morrisseau

December 23, 1945
St. Boniface Sanatorium, Manitoba

Military Service


Service Number:

H/20809

Age:

27

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:

April 2, 1918
Réserve Alexander, nation Sagkeeng, Pine Falls, Manitoba

Enlistment:

May 5, 1941
Fort William, Ontario

Son of Albert Morrisseau and Marie Courchene, of Pine Falls. Brother of Ambrose and Lawrence.

A Métis from the Sagkeeng Nation, he enlisted in the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada before being transferred to the Winnipeg Grenadiers on October 21st, 1941. Member of C Force Hong Kong. Prisoner of war in Hong Kong from October 28th, 1941 to August 16th, 1945.

Served in Manitoba and Hong Kong with C Force. He had 1,694 days of service, including 1,460 overseas.

To commemorate his sacrifice, the Manitoba government named Morrisseau Lake located northeast of Pike Lake in his honor in 1979.

Commemorated on Page 548 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

FORT ALEXANDER FIRST NATIONS ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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