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Clément Francis Amédée Cantin

In memory of:

Flying Officer Clément Francis Amédée Cantin

October 9, 1942
Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

J/7452

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

213 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

September 13, 1919
McCreary, Manitoba

Enlistment:

December 17, 1940
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Amedee J. and Julienne M. Cantin (1960 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of McCreary, Manitoba.

Brother of Flying Officer Maurice Raoul Cantin, deceased November 26, 1943 and Private Wilfred Cantin deceased November 4, 1940.

Commemorated on Page 62 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 263.

Location:

Alamein is a village which is bypassed by the main coast road approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the way to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the old coast road, which is parallel to the former. The cemetery and the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL both lie beyond the ridge. Road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path which leads down through the memorial building and into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Photo of Clement Cantin– One of eleven members of the same family serving during WW11

Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Cantin Family– Top to Bottom Row 1 Noel, Wilfred, Clement, Row 2 Marie, Maurice, Nivon, Amadee Row 3 Lionel, Joseph, Albert  


Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Julienne & Amedee Cantin– Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin By Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Julienne Cantin– National Silver Cross Mother 1960 
Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Winnipeg Free Press– Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press 


Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press 


Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press 


Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press 
Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press
Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Winnipeg Free Press 


Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper Clipping Winnipeg Free Press 


Submitted with permission of Albert Cantin 
By Operation Picture Me

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