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Canadians buried in Marville Cemetery:

41 result(s) matching your search
Name Date of Birth Date of Death
Abbott, Craig William 1955 1955
Ackson, Baby 1956 1956
Babin, Penelope Sharon 1946 1956
Baker, Mary Frances 1930 1960
Bishop, Baby 1962
Bourdon, Baby 1967 1967
Clowater, Joseph 1961 1961
Coles, Mary Cathy 1961 1961
Constable, Baby 1961
Doucette, Kevin 1959 1959
Doucette, Kevin Paul 1958 1959
Dumont, Cindy 1959 1959
Fleming, Betty 1957 1958
Gervais, Fernand
Goodman, Gerald 1960 1960
Gorman, Marie 1962 1962
Hall, Raymond Martyn 1960 1960
Hamilton, Timothy Maurice 1957 1959
Jenkinson, Wendy Anne 1961 1962
Joy, Mark Langford 1959 1959
Kempton, David Brian 1957 1957
Kenny, Steven Howard 1957 1958
Landry, Joseph André Francis 1959 1959
Lyon, Rodney Erwin 1955 1956
MacDonald, Kenneth Malcolm 1948 1960

Marville Cemetery

Entrance to St. Hilaire cemetery

Canada has played an integral role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) since the signing on 4 April 1949. Canada's commitment to have four fighter wings in Europe resulted in the creation of the 1 Canadian Air Division with its Headquarters in Metz, France and the following Wings located in France and Germany:
- 1 (F) Wing at Marville, France;
- 2 (F) Wing at Grostenquin, France;
- 3 (F) Wing at Zweibrücken, Germany; and
- 4 (F) Wing at Baden-Söllingen, Germany.

Logistical support for the Division was provided by 30 AMB in Langar, England.

High on a hill overlooking the village of Marville is St. Hillaire’s Cemetery. In the middle of the cemetery there is a chapel dating to the 12th century A.D. Surrounding the chapel are many older grave markers. France declared this section as a National Historic Site in 1931. As well as the historic section, there is a “new” section where more recent burials took place.

Forty-one Canadian dependants were buried at Marville – some in the historic section. The grave markers, in the form of crosses were in need of repair or replacement. Some graves had been lost.

In 2003, Canada negotiated a 50-year lease with the Commune of Marville for the cemetery plots. Crosses were replaced, other tombstones cleaned and a Memorial Cairn installed showing the names of those whose graves were lost. A dedication ceremony was held in August 2003.

Background Information on these sites has been extracted from: the Pinetree Line Web Site; the 2 (F) Wing RCAF Grostenquin, France Information Booklet (1957); publication 4 CMBG Canada's NATO Brigade, 1983, Moritz Schauenburg Gmbh & Co. KG.

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