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Roy Savoy

In memory of:

Rifleman Roy Savoy

September 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

G/2595

Age:

18

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


Son of Gladys Savoy, of Burnt Church, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 437 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:

7. A. 11.

Location:

Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– photo courtesy of Mark Banning, England.

Roy Savoy enlisted in Dec. 43; was sent to France 6 Sept. 44, then assigned to the Winnipeg Rifles, and was killed on the 28th at age 18. He was born in Burnt Church, N. B.( the lands at Burnt Church have long been occupied by First Nations peoples). He had been working as a woodsman for 2 wks when he enlisted and had been a fisherman and a trapper.
  • Inscription– A very touching inscription chosen by a mother for her 18 yr old son.
  • Photo of ROY SAVOY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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