sepia toned 8 x 10 photograph; CD; 1cm textual records
History / Biography
Thomas Edward Charbonneau (b. 9 August 1913) was the son of Baptiste Charbonneau and Minnie Lapierre. He served the Canadian Army Royal Canadian Service Corps from September 1939 to June 1963. He saw active service in Canada, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and the United States of America. He was awarded the 1939-45 Canadian Star, the Defence Medal, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal & Clasp, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Forces Decoration & Clasp. He died 23 May 1986 and is interred in the Canadian Military Cemetery, Beechwood, Ontario.
Donated by Tom Charbonneau in 2008.
Scope and Content
Fonds consists of items related to the Charbonneau family; particularly Thomas Edward Charbonneau's WWII service.
-8 x 10 portrait of Corporal T. E. Charbonneau (1913-1986) of the Royal Canadian Service Corps
- Canadian Legion magazine May/June 2008 with article written by Thomas Charbonneau about connecting with the family who had known his father when he was stationed near Sussex England, during the war.
- CD of Remembrance Day ceremony recorded on the M.S. Carnival Magic on Nov 2011 as it sailed in the Gulf of Mexico. Major (retired) T. E. Charbonneau led this service. Art and Noreen Charbonneau participated simultaneously in a Rememberance Day ceremony in Arnprior.
- Newspaper clippings of various deaths including Mrs. Baptiste Charbonneau and Mrs. Mortimer Sullivan circa 1937