served as an Army Pte. in World War II with the South Saskatchewan Regiment, R.C.I.C. (Service Number = H/10452). He was killed in action on July 20, 1944 at the age of 27 and is commemorated on Page 454 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.
His nephew would like to honour him and solve several mysteries as yet unexplained to the family.
Joseph was the son of John and Teenie Storozuk, of Seech Manitoba.
He was a merchant sailor in the early years of the war with some hair-raising adventures
aboard cargo ships, being bombed and torpedoed by the Germans.
Joseph was killed shortly after D-Day, during the fighting to capture the French city of
Caen, in an outlying town or suburb called Ifs.
The exact circumstances of his death have haunted family members down all the years from then till now.
The family received a number of medals following his death, but no citations explaining the circumstances and reasons for their being awarded. And which, if any or all, were pre- or post-humously awarded.
His unit suffered massive casualties not long after his death during the battle to take Verrieres Ridge so its possible no one who knew him, or how he died, survived.