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Bernard Vaillant

In memory of:

Corporal Bernard Vaillant

September 17, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Le Regiment de la Chaudière, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


July 12, 1923
Lavaltrie, Quebec


April 22, 1944
Terrace, British Columbia

Son of Joseph Vaillant, and of Yvonne Vaillant, of Lavaltrie, Province of Quebec. Previously enlisted in Montreal on May 17, 1943 under service number D-647200.

Commemorated on Page 467 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:

5. A. 6.


Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo– It is unknown who this person is. The photo was found in Bernard's military service file. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of BERNARD VAILLANT– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Bernard Vaillant– Joseph Gédéon Bernard Yvon Vaillant was born in Lavaltrie (Québec) on July 12, 1923. He died at Boulogne-sur-Mer (France) on September 17, 1944 on the first day of Operation Wellhit. This photo is a close-up from a group photo during the wedding of his brother Gabriel Vaillant and Marie-Rose Lamontagne on July 10, 1941.
  • Group Photo– Unveiling of a memorial plaque for Corporal Bernard Vaillant (1923-1944) on November 11, 2006 in Lavaltrie, Québec. Far right: One of his nephews, Raymond Vaillant (August 1st, 1946-June 19, 2015), and beside him Lucille Lachance-Villeneuve (May 31, 1927-March 2, 2015), cousin of the Corporal. Many family members were present for this memorial event to pay their respects. LV
  • Memorial
  • Cenotaph

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