B/149958 Rifleman Medrick Joseph Ernest Andre Corvec was born on April 15, 1924, in Sudbury, Ontario, the son of Jean Vincent Corvec and Valentine Bernard. He had three brothers (two of which served in the RCAF during WWII) and two sisters.
He left school aged 14 having completed grade 7. Before enlistment, he worked as a labourer with the International Nickel Company in Copper Cliff, Ontario.
He enlisted in Brantford on 2 August 1943 and after various training and postings arrived in the United Kingdom on 14 March 1944 and was assigned to a Reinforcement Unit. He was transferred to The Queen’s Own Rifles on 26 May 1944.
Corvec landed on Juno Beach with B Company in the first wave on D-Day, 6 June 1944. He was killed in action and buried at Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. A. 12.