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Robert Francis Boudreau Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/8829 Date of Birth: February 27, 1923 Place of Birth: Yarmouth, NS Robert 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, 1944 Age 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 Memorial Commemorated on page 254 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on May 28 In 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 Canada Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada Cyrile LeBlanc, Wedgeport Royal Canadian Legion
Robert Francis Boudreau
Photo: Wartime Heritage - July 2009
Robert Francis Boudreau Honoured by Road Name WEDGEPORT: 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   √Člizabeth   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.