Ovide Maurice Bastien

Lance Corporal Ovide Maurice Bastien, A54594
Auld, Ontario
1st Canadian Parachute Battalion

Lance Corporal Bastien is sponsored by TD Bank Group.
Lance Corporal Bastien était parrainé par TD Bank Group. 

Birth place and date: Ovide was born in Windsor, ON, on 18 August 1918.

Home town: Ovide grew up in Auld, ON.

Religion: Ovide was a member of the Roman Catholic Church.

Occupation: Before the war, Ovide served as a Machinist.

Marital Status: Ovide was never married or had any children.

Next of kin: Ovide’s next of kin was his father, Frank Bastien.

Date and location of enlistment: Ovide enlisted on 18 September 1940 in Windsor, ON.

Medals: Ovide was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France-Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.

Burial location: Ovide is buried at the Ranville War Cemetery in France. He was 26 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

A soldier is the pride of a nation. He defends the honour of his motherland with his life and blood. His profession brings out the best in him – chivalry, discipline, team spirit, and loyalty. An entire nation is dependent on one man’s courage and sacrifice.

Ovide Bastien had many milestones throughout his short life. He was born in Windsor, ON, attended school there before entering the military.

Ovide preached patriotism and his thirst for fighting for his rights. Volunteering for service presumably gave him a sense of adventure and for this journey, Canada will be forever grateful.

Witten by: Meghan Catto, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:
Meghan Catto, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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