THERIAULT, LIONEL

Birthdate
Birthplace
River Valley, Ontario, Canada
Age
27
Parents
Son of Joseph and Rose Theriault of Glen Afton, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
B/16579
Engagement
1941-05-22, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1943-10-27, Italy
Date of death
1945-02-27
Died
France, died accidentally
Force
Rank
Regiment (Fallen buddies)
Awards
Royal Canadian Artillery, 17 Field Regiment
Plot 11 | Row F | Grave 11

"HERE RESTS THE BELOVED SON OF ROSE ROY AND JOSEPH THORIAULT GLEN AFTON, ONTARIO, CANADA"

Military grave
Additional info

Overseas on November, 11 1941.

Qualified Driver I/C Class 3 (Wheeled) on April 11, 1942.

Awarded One Good Conduct Badge on May 22, 1943.

Disembarked in France on February 25, 1945.

On the morning of 28 Feb 45 at approx 0200 hrs discovery was made of the body of Gunner Theriault, L., 17 Cdn Fd Regt. RCA, hanging half out of the tank couple, while on route from Marseille, France on a train loaded with troops. It was apparent that he was climbing out of the turret while facing the rear of the train. A portion of his head had been crushed. 

B/16579 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.