Rifleman Jacob Rehman, H26669
The Regina Rifle Regiment
Birth place and date: Jacob was born in Rowesiolo, Galicia, Austria on 8 July 1911.
Religion: Jacob was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Jacob worked as a farmer.
Marital Status: Jacob was never married or had any children.
Parents: Jacob’s parents were Karl and Annie Rehman. The two were married Poland before 1900.
Date and location of enlistment: Jacob enlisted on 11 November 1942 in Edmonton, AB.
Medals: Jacob was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp. His sister, Kathleen Rehman, received the Memorial Cross after his death.
- Jacob’s father moved to Canada in 1915 and settled in Hayter, AB. On 28 December 1920, Jacob’s mother and six of her children also moved to Canada. Jacob was 9 years old.
- Jacob’s older sister also moved to Canada with her husband in 1924.
- Before the war, Jacob had worked on his father’s farm. He drove the tractors and did all repairs.
- He completed grade 8 and left school at the age of 15.
- Jacob’s mother died in 1940.
- Jacob was fluent in English and could speak and read German.
- Jacob enjoyed softball, baseball, and basketball. His hobbies included tinkering with motors.
- Jacob had seven brothers and three sisters, four of which were born in Canada
- His brothers were Leo, Rudolph, John, Frank, Joseph, Oswald, and Arnold. His sisters were Kathleen, Mary, and Theresa.
Burial location: Jacob is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 32 years old when he died.
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