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Cora Arbeau


Leading Wren Cook (S), W3283, WRCNS


Born: 31 Mar 1912, Upper Blackville, Northumberland, New Brunswick


Died: 14 May 1945, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Book of Remembrance


ARBEAU, Cora, L/Wren Ck(S), W3283, WRCNS, died 14 May 1945, HMCS PEREGRINE - L/Wren Arbeau died at the Camp Hill Hospital, Halifax, NS of an adeno carcinoma of the stomach. While she died after she was discharged from the WRCNS, her death on 14 May 1945 was deemed service related.


Ships served in:

HMCS CONESTOGA - Served in Conestoga 12 Aug 1943 - 02 Nov 1943 as a Wren Ck(S), WRCNS

HMCS PROTECTOR - Served in Protector 02 Nov 1943 - 26 Oct 1944 as a Wren and L/Wren Ck(S), WRCNS. Rated L/Wren 01 Jul 1944.

HMCS STADACONA - Served in Stadacona 27 Oct 1944 - 04 Apr 1945 as a L/Wren Ck(S), WRCNS

HMCS PEREGRINE - Drafted to Peregrine 05 Apr 1945 as a L/Wren Ck(S), WRCNS. L/Wren Arbeau was discharged as medically unfit 17 Apr 1945. 


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(1-2) Certificate of Service  (3) Headstone for L/Wren Arbeau at the Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, NS



Leading Wren Arbeau - WWII Canadian Women's Project - A memorial to those women who died in the Second World War during their service for Canada



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