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Joseph Adelard Real Chevrier

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman Joseph Adelard Real Chevrier

September 24, 1944
Nackterhof, Germany

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


1st Personnel Dispatch Centre (RAF)


Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945 and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and bar.

Additional Information


December 9, 1915
Vaudreuil, Quebec


October 21, 1939
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Arthur Chevrier and Aldina Boileau. Husband of Laurette Trottier of Verdun, Quebec. Father of Normand and Christiane Chevrier.

He served in Canada and Great Britain. He had 1,582 days of service, including 27 overseas.

Passenger aboard a Dakota plane that was shot down by a German fighter. The aircraft was part of a group of 15 aircraft carrying 300 members of the Royal Canadian Air Force that was en route to Elmas, Sardinia, Castel Benito, Italy, and finally to Karachi, Pakistan.

Commemorated on Page 272 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:

Coll. grave 19. A. 18-19.


Rheinberg is 24 kilometres north of Krefeld and 13 kilometres south of Wesel, in the locality of Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal. The cemetery is 3 kilometres south of the centre of the town of Rheinberg on the road to Kamp Lintfort. From the motorway 57, turn off at Rheinberg and at the T junction follow the 510 in the direction Kamp Lintfort. The cemetery is a short way along this road on the right.

The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe.

There are now 3,326 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 156 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker for J.A.R. Chevrier

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