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b. 02/04/1910 Cabano, Quebec, Canada. d. 08/08/1970 Quebec City, Canada.

 

Paul Triquet was 33 years old, and a Captain in the Royal 22e Régiment (Royal 22nd Regiment aka "Van Doo"), Canadian Army, (Canadian Infantry Corps) during the Second World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC.

 

VC ACTION

 

On 14 December 1943 during the attack on Casa Berardi, Italy, when all the other officers and half the men of his company had been killed or wounded, Captain Triquet dashed forward and, with the remaining men, broke through the enemy resistance. He then forced his way on with his small force – now reduced to two sergeants and 15 men – into a position on the outskirts of Casa Berardi. They held out against attacks from overwhelming numbers until the remainder of the battalion relieved them, the next day. Throughout the action Captain Triquet's utter disregard for danger and his cheerful encouragement were an inspiration to his men.

 

LOCATION OF MEDAL: CITADELLE DE QUEBEC, QUEBEC CITY, CANADA.

BURIAL PLACE: CITADELLE DE QUEBEC, QUEBEC CITY, CANADA. ASHES INTERRED.

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Paul Triquet VC, CD

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Valiant Memorial, Ottawa

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Currie Barracks, Calgary, Alberta

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Images of Paul Triquet's medals courtesy of the Royal 22e Regiment Museum, Quebec

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