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Elie Le Blanc

In memory of:

Sapper Elie Le Blanc

July 26, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/64792

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

31 Field Coy.

Additional Information


Born:

April 29, 1921
Little Brook, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

June 5, 1942
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Son of Willie O. and Marie Le Blanc, of Little Brook, Digby Co., Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 362 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:

XIV. C. 8.

Location:

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. It is located 15 kilometres north-west of Caen and 18 kilometres east of Bayeux and 3.5 kilometres south of Courseulles, a village on the sea coast. The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. The bus service between Caen and Arromanches (via Reviers and Ver-sur-Mer) passes the cemetery.

It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944; on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery.

There are a total of 2,048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. There is also one special memorial erected to a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Corps who is known to have been buried in this cemetery, but the exact site of whose grave could not be located.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Grave marker
  • Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery– A photograph of the headstone at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, located at Reviers, about 4  kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Newspaper Clipping– I found this photo in a scrap book my mother Florence Deveau kept during World War II.  The article that appeared in the newspaper is enclosed.

FATALLY WOUNDED — Private Elie LeBlanc (above), 23, of Little Brook, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie LeBlanc, was wounded in action July 25th and died as a result of his wounds on July 26. Private LeBlanc enlisted June 5th, 1942, and went overseas in April, 1943. He leaves two sisters, May and Adele; at home, also two brothers, Wil- fred and Leo.

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