Rene Joe Pichard
Second Member Of Hull Family Is Killed in Action Second member of his family to fall in battle in Europe in the past 10 months, Private Jean Bernard Pichard, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Pichard, 25 St. Hyacinthe street, Hull, has been killed in action in Holland, according to news received by his parents. His brother, Signaller Francois Pichard, 21, was killed in combat in Franci less than a week after Canadian forces had landed in Normandy. Jean-Bernard was born and educated ai Hull, enlisted a year and a half ago, leaving for overseas shortly after enlistment. In the course of his service in Eng-V land, he suffered a motorcycle accident which necessitated hospital treatment for several months. Crossing to France' with the Canadian forces on D-Day, he served in the firing line in most of the major actions in which Canadian troops had been involved. In addition to his brother Francois who was killed in the initial invasion battle, the Hull soldier has two other brothers in the Armed Forces, Sergt. Major Rene Pichard R.C.A.F. now at Vancouver and cadet-officer Gerard Pichard, 18, R.C.N.V.R. now serving at sea with the Royal Canadian Navy. A sister Miss Laurea Pichard is living at home and a fourth brother, Marcel is employed in Sudbury. A mass of requiem for the repose of Private Pichard's soul will be chanted in St Redempteur church at a date to be selected.