THERIAULT, FREDERICK MERLIN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Chatham Head, New Brunswick, Canada
Age
25
Parents
Son of Joseph Theriault and Margaret O. Vye of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada
Religion
Church of England
Occupation
Longshoreman
Service number
G/22619
Engagement
1940-06-08, Newcastle, New Brunswick, Canada
Overseas
1941-07-18, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-06-06 D-DAY!
Date of death
1944-10-17
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Awards
North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Cemetery reference
Plot 5 | Row D | Grave 2

"MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE. MOTHER"

Military grave
Additional info

 

Qualified Driver I/C (Tracked) on April 1, 1943.

Wounded on July 8, 1944 as Lance Corporal with the North Shore Regiment in Capriquet, France (just East of Cean).

Back to France on September 6, 1944.

Re-assigned to the North Shore Regiment on September 19, 1944.

Killed in action when the Bren Carrier he was in with Driver Frederick Merlin Theriault hit a mine.

One brother Roy A. Vautour (Theriault) Overseas.

The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment war diary reports on October 17, 1944:
Mollekot MR145067 (Crossroad Mollekotweg/ Vrijedijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands).
Weather: Scattered clouds and showers.

Battalion stayed in present positions, while Queen's Own Rifles of Canada and Le Regiment de la Chaudiere, completed their phases. 

At 2000 hrs, "A" Company sent a patrol to MR141088 (Crossing Westdijk/ Isabellaweg, IJzendijke, Netherlands, at monument for the Engineers). At 2145 hrs, patrol reached objective and came under small arms fire from MR128088 (Crossing Mollekotweg/ Watervlietseweg/ Oudemansdijk, IJzendijke, Netherlands).