Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leon Maxime Rivait

In memory of
Private
Leon Maxime Rivait
August 19, 1942
Dieppe, France

Military Service:

Service Number:
A/22119
Age:
24
Force:
Army
Unit:
Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.
Citation(s):
1939-45 Star, Defence Meal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information:

Born:
July 8, 1918 Windsor, Ontario
Enlistment:
April 10, 1940 Windsor, Ontario

Son of Homer and Bernadette Rivait (1964 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Windsor, Ontario. Husband of Williammina Rivait of Windsor, Ontario.

Brother of Raymond, Edouard, Alfred, Albert, Alvin, Rosina, Aurore, Odile, Olive and Jeannette.

Leon and his brother Alphonse were killed in action on August 19, 1942 while his other brother, Lawrence was killed in action on November 23, 1944. All three brothers served with the Essex Scottish Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 110 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
DIEPPE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY (HAUTOT-SUR-MER) ; Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Reference:
A. 54.
Location:
From the centre of Dieppe take the Avenue Gambetta and Avenue des Canadiens. Head along the N27 out of Dieppe in the direction of Rouen until the first roundabout where there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission sign. Go across the roundabout and continue until you reach a second roundabout. Take the first turning right where there is another CWGC sign. Continue until Chemin des Jonquilles, a road on the left. The Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery is on the right of this road and is clearly visible.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Image source: The Windsor Daily Star - Dec 5, 1944
  • Newspaper Clipping – Image source: The Windsor Daily Star - Dec 5, 1944
  • Grave Marker – A photograph of the headstone at the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, just outside the Dieppe, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery – The Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, located just outside Dieppe, France.  (J. Stephens)
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of Leon Maxime Rivait – My Uncle leon
  • Photo of Leon Rivait – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

From a World War 11 scrapbook that the Diocese of London found in 2007 when it was preparing to close Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Windsor, Ont. The scrapbook has been preserved in the diocesan archives. Because it’s too fragile for physical handling or public display the diocesan archivist has digitized the entire scrapbook.
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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