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Marcel Arsenault

In memory of:

Private Marcel Arsenault

October 19, 1943
Sicily, Italy

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal 22e Regiment, R.C.I.C.


1939-1945 Star, Italy Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with bar.

Additional Information


December 26, 1919
Rivière-Bonaventure, Quebec


June 18, 1940
Quebec, Quebec

Son of Charles Stanislas Arsenault and Marie Élizabeth Marguerite Roberge from Rivière-Bonaventure, Québec.

He was seriously wounded in action on 6 October 1943 and died on the 19th in hospital in Catania, Sicily, where he was buried in grave number 18 before being exhumed and reburied in Agira, Sicily, grave number A.E.78.

Commemorated on Page 132 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

A, E, 78.


Agira Canadian War Cemetery lies in the Commune of Agira, Province of Enna, in the centre of Sicily. From the autostrada A19, Catania-Palermo, take the exit to Catenanuova. Follow signposts to Regalbuto, then pass Regalbuto, going in the direction of Agira. The Cemetery is then signposted about 12 kilometres from Regalbuto. On 10 July 1943, following the successful conclusion of the north African campaign in mid May, a combined allied force of 160,000 Commonwealth and American troops invaded Sicily as a prelude to the assault on mainland Italy. The Italians, who would shortly make peace with the Allies and re-enter the war on their side, offered little determined resistance but German opposition was vigorous and stubborn. The campaign in Sicily came to an end on 17 August when the two allied forces came together at Messina, but failed to cut off the retreating Axis lines. Agira was taken by the 1st Canadian Division of 28 July and the site for the war cemetery was chosen in September for the burial of all Canadians who had been killed in the Sicily campaign. Agira Canadian War Cemetery contains 491 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave Marker– Marcel Arsenault’s grave
  • Entrance
  • Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • Photo 2 of Agira Canadian War Cemetery
  • View of Mt. Enna
  • Photo of Marcel Arsenault

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