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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Henry Lavigne

In memory of:

Private John Henry Lavigne

August 21, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps


9 Field Amb.

Additional Information


September 22, 1923
Restigouche, Quebec


April 27, 1942
Frederiction, New Brunswick

Son of Joseph James Lavigne and Elizabeth Lavigne, of Restigouche, Bonaventure Co., Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 533 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:

IX. A. 15.


Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave, June 2019
  • Temporary Grave Marker– Original grave marker for Pte. John Henry Lavigne at the Groesbeek Military Cemetary, Groesbook, Holland.  This was replaced with a permanent headstone years later.
  • Photo of John Henry Lavigne– John Henry Lavigne at Restigouche (now Listuguj), Quebec prior to enlisting.  John Henry was an aboriginal member of the Mi'gmaq Nation.
  • Memorial– A Memorial was erected for fallen soldiers of WW1 & WW2 from the community of Restigouche (now Listuguj), Quebec including Pte. John Henry Lavigne. Pictured: Late Mrs. Elizabeth Lavigne, Mother of John H. Lavigne.
  • Memorial– A Memorial was erected in 1967 for fallen soldiers of WW1 & WW2 from the community of Restigouche (now Listuguj), Quebec including Pte. John Henry Lavigne.

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