Brais Joseph Claude Yvan W/S Lt CDN 400

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Name Brais Joseph Claude Yvan
Army number CDN 400
Rank W/S Lt
Date of birth 1921 - Exact date not yet known.
Age 23
Unit Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. CANLOAN Officer, attached Durham Light Infantry, posted 10th Bn DLI 30/6/1944. (Some records show his name as Brace). Normandy. Probably with the Battalion on disbandment. Attached to Welch Regiment, posted 1/5th Battalion August/September 1944. KILLED in ACTION with 1/5th Bn Welch Regiment 30/9/1944.
Company/Battery Not yet known
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Duty Officer.
Joined Brigade 30-Jun-44
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 30/9/1944.
Home address Son of L. J. E. and Alice Gapeau Brais, of Longueuil, Province of Quebec. Buried Grave XVII. E. 5. Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

To see his entry on the Canadian Virtual War Memorial please click here. An image of his headstone is available on the War Graves Photographic Project Website.

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