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OSAWOMICK, J - Private


  • Canadian Fallen Soldier - Private JOHN OSAWOMICK
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    16 January 1923
    Kaboni, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    30 September 1941 in Sudbury, Ontario, CA
    Royal Regiment of Canada R.C.I.C.
    Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment R.C.I.C.
    24 September 1944
    Killed in action due to drowning
    21 years
    Plot 1, Row D, Grave 16.

  • Private JOHN OSAWOMICK's Story

  • Born
    16 January 1923 in Kaboni, Manitoulin Island, Ontario, Canada
    Worked as a Farmer prior to enlisting.
    30 September 1941 in Sudbury, Ontario | Age: 18 years
    24 September 1944 - SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY | Age: 21 years
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Interesting Facts

  • Son of Alec and Rose Osawomick of Manitowaning, ON. Anishinaabe First Nation, born and raised in Kaboni, Manitoulin Island, ON. Graduate of Garnier school, Spanish where he excelled as a hockey player. After the death of his father, he took over most of the work on their farm on Manitoulin Island along with his two brothers, Adam and Bernard.

    In September 1941, John travelled to Sudbury to enlist with the Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury Regiment of the R.C.I.C. On his enlistment papers he wrote "did not want to be conscripted," although the officer who interviewed him wrote that he was co-operative during his interview. On Sept. 24, 1944, Pte. Osawomick was patrolling the docks in Antwerp, Belgium when he fell into the Atlantic ocean and drowned under the weight of the pack he was carrying.


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Fallen Soldiers from Kaboni, Manitoulin Island Ontario, Canada

Fallen Comrades of the Royal Regiment of Canada R.C.I.C.

Fallen Soldiers buried in SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY