Four: Captain R. A. Ostiguy, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, late Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Canadian Voluntary Service Medal, with ‘Overseas’ clasp; 1939-45 War Medal, Canadian issue,
silver; Korea 1950-53, Canadian issue, silver (ZM 3676 R.A. Ostiguy); U.N. Korea 1950-54 (ZM
3676 R. A. Ostiguy), mounted court-style as worn, with U.S. Presidential Unit Citation Breast
Badge, Extremely fine condition.
Robert Armstrong Ostiguy was born in 1926 at Montreal. He attested for the Royal Canadian
Artillery on 29 September 1943, serving in North-West Europe as a Lieutenant with the 12th Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery. Advanced to Lieutenant, he transferred to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles on 1 March 1945. He volunteered for the Pacific Theatre on 29 May that year, but after VJ Day was
discharged to the Reserve. Appointed Captain on 1 October 1947, Ostiguy served two years with
McGill University Officer Training Corps, before joining the 1st Battalion, P.P.C.L.I., with whom
he completed the Parachute Jump Course No. 77 in November 1950. Having successfully passed,
he was awarded the Canadian Parachute Badge on 18 December 1950. Embarking for the Far East
on 22 November 1952, Ostiguy witnessed extensive service in Korea with the P.P.C.L.I. before
being discharged on 23 January 1959. He returned home to his wife Elizabeth and the couple went
on to live at Apartment 63, 1509 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal; with copied service papers and medal confirmation.