Headstone Gunner L. Theriault

THERIAULT, LIONEL (17 Field Regiment)

Gunner Lionel Theriault (age 27) B/16579 (17 Field Regiment) was born in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. He disembarked in Italy on October 23, 1943. After the Italy campaign he disembarked in France on February 25, 1945. 

Gunner Theriault, Lionel was killed while attempting to climb out of the turret of a Sherman tank which was loaded on a flat-car, while the train was in motion. His head had apparently struck a log hanging obstruction, quite possibly an overhead bridge. 

Commonwealth War Graves Commission will replace the headstone of L. Theriault. According to his service records this soldier was found February 28, 1945, but the accident happend the day before.