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Roger Ernest Ouellette

In memory of:

Lieutenant Roger Ernest Ouellette

April 18, 1945

Military Service






The Royal Canadian Regiment

Additional Information


May 7, 1917
Ottawa, Ontario


May 3, 1941
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Ernest and Gloria Ouellette, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 551 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:

IV. E. 11.


Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– 21 may 2019, Dutch junior high students investigated the life story of Roger and reading out his story to the other students to give his grave a face to remember.
  • Memorial– Inscription to the memory of ROGER ERNEST  OUELLETTE on the family grave marker at Notre Dame Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Press Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail May 15, 1945.
  • Photo of Roger Ouellette– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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