Lieutenant Cyril Seton Mersereau
Bathurst, New Brunswick
The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment
Birth place and date: Cyril was born in Bathurst, NB on 4 January 1916.
Religion: Cyril was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Cyril worked as a newspaper reporter.
Marital Status: Cyril was married to Shirley Helen Mersereau.
Parents: Cyril’s mother was Bridget Mary Estella Mersereau and his father had passed away before Cyril enlisted.
Next of kin: Cyril’s next of kin was his wife, Shirley.
Date and location of enlistment: Cyril enlisted on 6 October 1941 in Fredericton, NB
Medals: Cyril was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- Cyril had attended 3 years at Bathurst High School, graduating in 1935 and 1 year at St. Thomas University.
- Cyril worked for Northern Light LTD. as a newspaper reporter/editor.
Burial location: Cyril is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 28 years old when he died.
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