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 Cadet

[Seconded from RAF]

Henri Rene Paul Coutanceau
   + flag UK b. 5 Aug 1921, Ganges, France c. 1 Jul 1943 to 12 Feb 1944

   1942

     

 

Father: Dr. Jean Leon Maurice Coutanceau, a GP and regional Medical Officer for the Railway Company PLM (Paris-Lyons-Mediterranée); Mother: Madeleine Jeanne [Goiran], of  236 Royal Road, Rose Hill, Mauritius

Ed. Royal College of Mauritius, Curepipe

On 4 Mar 1942, Henri sailed to the UK from Mauritius to join his brother Maurice Coutanceau in the RAF, first as Radio-Observer, then as an Airfield Controller.


 Postings: IFTS

 


 m. 1945 in Westminster, Paula D (3 children)

Post-WWII, studied in Australia to became a Medical Practitioner; lived in Heathcote St, London WC1 in 1956, and emigrated to Australia in Nov 1958

 

d. 4 Jan 2004 - Balwyn, Victoria

Commemorated at Templestowe Cemetery and Memorial Gardens, Victoria


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