Claudette Boissoneault's LineageLineage of Aline Sabourin

Born October 19, 1890

Married Myrtle Elizabeth, had two sons George and Mitchell. They lived at 143 Pine Street, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

World War I
Eight months after his mother passed away, John enlisted and went to war as a soldier in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force, January 16, 1916. He saw a lot of action in WWI and was awarded the Distinguished Honor Medal (see below), received by only 2300 Canadian soldiers. I have a copy of John's World War 1 Attestation papers.

His son, George McKensie was killed in accident in World War II on Saturday, 10 June 1944. He was age 24. He is buried in England, see below. Click here to see more information on George.

His other son, Mitchell married Ruth MacDonald and had 4 children David, Carol (Hubley), Chris (McWilliams), and Mary-Jo (Eshkibok).


Great Uncle Johnny in uniform

L to R: Angus Bussineau, John Bussineau and Mac Bussineau,
3 brothers

Distinguished Honor medal that John
recieved in World War 1

Great Uncle Johnny and his son Mitchell

Great Uncle Johnny's and Aunt Myrtle's sons on scooters:
left, Mitchell and right George.

Left, Mitchell and right George a few years later...

George McKensie Bussineau
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference: 49. H. 9.
Location: Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright.
Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

George is mentioned in the Canadian Book of Rememberance, 1944