Lance Corporal OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN (photo added)

Serviceman Headstone thumbnail image Serviceman grave marker Serviceman thumbnail
Rank Lance Corporal
Forenames OVIDE MAURICE
Surname BASTIEN (photo added)
Initials O M
Place of Birth AMHERSTBURG, ONTARIO, CANADA
Date of Birth Wednesday, 14 August 1918
Date of Death Tuesday, 06 June 1944
Age 26
Nationality Canadian
Residence or Entered Service From WINDSOR, ONTARIO, CANADA
Service Number A/54594
Force Canadian Army
Service/Corps/Regiment 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, Canadian Infantry Corps
Unit / Ship / Battalion / Squadron 1 Canadian Parachute Battalion, (6th Airborne Division)
Military Honours and Awards 1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, 1939-1945 War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp
Place of Burial/Commemoration RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Roll of honour
Grave/Memorial Location VA. B. 4.
Previous Place(s) of Burial Unknown
Epitaph A HEART THAT DID NOT WANT TO DIE BUT CEASED TO BEAT FOR YOU AND I
Family Details SON OF FRANK AND ELIZABETH BASTIEN, OF AULD, ONTARIO, CANADA.

Additional Information

 

 

OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN was born in Amherstburg*, Essex County, Ontario, Canada on Wednesday 14th August 1918. He enlisted, on Wednesday 18th September 1940, in the Canadian Army at Windsor, Ontario, Canada.1

 

 

OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN, undated.

 

 

 

 

Memorial plaque for Lance Corporal OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN,

 

 

 

 

for Lance Corporal OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN.

 

 

References
* The Canadain Virtual War Memorial and Juno Beach Centre memorial records his place of birth as Auld, Ontario, Canada.
1. Additional information and photographs, unless otherwise credited, kindly provided by Kate Douglas, cousin of Lance Corporal OVIDE MAURICE BASTIENt .
2. Copy of original document from the Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Virtual War Memorial Book of Remembrance p.244.

 

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Acknowledgements and Credits
Source of original data: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Headstone photograph: Carl Shilleto
Cross marker photograph:  
Individual photograph: Kate Douglas, cousin of Lance Corporal OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN
Additional photographs provided by: Kate Douglas, cousin of Lance Corporal OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN and Carl Shilleto.
Additional information provided by: Kate Douglas, cousin of Lance Corporal OVIDE MAURICE BASTIEN and Veterans Affairs Canada, Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Second World War Book of Remembrance p.244 and Juno Beach Centre.

 

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