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Cossette, Marie Joseph Romeo Oscar

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Title Rear-Admiral (S) (RCN)
Official Number 0214
 
Birth 03/09/1890 Death 21/07/1961
Place Valleyfield Place Ottawa
Area PQ Area ON
Country Canada Country Canada
 
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Biography
His father served as a Zouave in the service of the Pope in Italy during the struggle for the unification of Italy. He was a newspaper reporter at the time of his recruitment into the navy. He was the father of Captain (S) Peter Cossette RCN.
 
Military Service
He was appointed as an Ordinary Seaman RCN 1911. (CFR). He was appointed as an A/Warrant Writer (Temp.) RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1917). He served in Warrant Writer (Temp.) RCN (With seniority dated 01/04/1917). He was appointed as a Paymaster Sub-Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1919). He served in H.M.S. Dauntless 1920. He served in HMCS Aurora 1920. He was appointed as a Paymaster Lieutenant RCN (With seniority dated 01/09/1921). He served in HMCS Naden 1922. He was appointed as a A/Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 19/04/1927). He served in HMCS Stadacona 1927. He was appointed as a Paymaster Lieutenant-Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1929). He was appointed as a Paymaster Commander RCN (With seniority dated 01/07/1934). He served in HMCS Bytown for Special Duties as Naval Secretary and as Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet 1934. He was appointed as a Paymaster Captain RCN (With seniority dated 01/10/1939). He served in NHQ as Deputy Judge Advocate of the Fleet. (He was retired 27/11/1945). He was appointed as a Rear-Admiral (S) RCN (on the Retired List With seniority dated 28/11/1945) (He was promoted from the Captains (S) List). (He was qualified as an interpreter of French.)
 
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References
Government of Canada The Canadian Navy List Ottawa ON; MacFarlane, John M. (1994); Email (Paul Cossette - Nauticapedia 20/10/2015); http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/royal-canadian-navy-1910-1941-ledger-sheets/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=1212&;
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2015-10-22

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