Robert Francis BoudreauRank: Private Regiment/Service: Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/8829 Date of Birth:February 27, 1923Place of Birth:Yarmouth, NSRobert was the son of Elizabeth M. Boudreau, and stepson of Charles M. Boudreau, of Upper Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He served in Canada between February 18,1943 and June 25, 1944; in the United Kingdom between June 26,1944 and July 24, 1944; and in France from July 25, 1944 until his death on August 12, 1944.Date of Death: August 12, 1944Age at Death: 20 Cemetery: Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers (Calvados, France)Grave Reference: IV. F. 14. The 16th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War MemorialCommemorated on page 254 of the Second World War Book of RemembranceDisplayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 28In July 2009, three members of the Wartime Heritage Association visited the grave of Robert Boudreau at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery and placed a Canadian flag at the grave marker.Sources and Information:Library and Archives CanadaCommonwealth War Graves CommissionVeterans Affairs CanadaCyrile LeBlanc, Wedgeport Royal Canadian Legion
Robert Francis Boudreau
Photo: Wartime Heritage - July 2009
Robert Francis Boudreau Honoured by Road NameWEDGEPORT: Argyle Municipal Council accepted a petition to change the Chemin Dirt Road to Chemin Robert Boudreau Crescent to honour Robert Francis Boudreau who lived on the road. The resolution to accept the petition was at the monthly council meeting on September 8, 2015.Robert Francis Boudreau was killed in action in Normandy, France on August 12, 1944 during the allied invasion and the liberation of France and Europe. He was 21 years old although a military record states he was 20 years old. He was born on February 27, 1923 and was the adopted son of Élizabeth and Charles Boudreau a Wedgeport boat builder.He was an army private in the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. He is buried in the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in Reviers, Calvados, France not far from Juneau Beach where the Canadian Forces landed. 31 other soldiers of the same regiment died on the same day as Robert.