Gustave was born on November 21 1916 in Flat Lake Alberta as the son of John and Mary Krekoski, of St. Paul, Alberta. He was married on November 8 1940 in St Paul with Margaret Antoinette Krekoski. Their children were Antoinette May and Jackie Hector Krekoski. He had about nine brothers and nine sisters but the names were unknown.
He was a farmer and member of the Lutheran Church.
He enlisted on June 15 1942 in Edmonton and he went on June 18 1943 overseas to the UK and he went thereafter on June 6 1944 to France for the D-Day landing. He was seriously wounded in action in the D Coy on June 9 during the battle of Putot en Bessin and he was then evacuated to an English hospital.
Gustave died there on Tuesday June 27 1944 age 27 and he was on June 29 buried at the Brookwood Military Cemetery.
At his headstone: IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR SON AND BROTHER. MAY HE REST IN PEACE
His medals were: 1939-45 Star; France Germany Star; Defence Medal; War Medal; CVSM & Clasp.
His name is too at the monument in Rots Normandy.