Rifleman Medrick Joseph Corvec, B149958
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Medrick (Médéric) was born the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jean Corvec. He was living in Rouyn, Quebec when he enlisted, though his parents had at this time moved to Muskwa, British Columbia. His sisters Jeannette and Marie were living in Sudbury. He also had a brother, Constant, who fought overseas. After initially dodging the draft and being arrested near the Welland Canal, he volunteered to go overseas and spent time training in England prior to D-Day. After his death, a sergeant who knew him said that he was a pretty luck guy who was always winning at dices; he started to lost on the boats before the attack though and this gave him a sense of foreboding despair. According to family stories, Medrick was killed when a bullet hit the reservoir on his flamethrower as the second wave of soldiers stormed the beach. Medrick was 21 when he died, and is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France.
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