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Ernest Raoul Desroches

In memory of:

Trooper Ernest Raoul Desroches

June 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/136088

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Three Rivers Regiment, R.C.A.C.

Division:

12th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

January 27, 1922
Penetanguishene, Ontario

Enlistment:

November 23, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Senat and Delvia Desroches, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 290 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V, H, 12.

Location:

The Assisi War Cemetery forms part of the locality of Rivotorto in the Commune of Assisi, in the Province of Perugia. From Rome, take highway A1, Rome-Milano, come off at Orte and go along the road 75 for Perugia and follow the direction signs for Assisi. Take the road to Rivotorto, and at a crossroad from which a church is visible, turn left. The Assisi War Cemetery is reached after about 500 metres .

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Gravestone of Tpr E.R. Desroches in the Assisi War Cemetery, Near Assisi, Italy.
  • Inscription– Detail of the epitaph on the gravestone of Tpr E.R. Desroches in the Assisi War Cemetery, Near Assisi, Italy.

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