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Joseph Wilfred Romeo Fournier

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class I Joseph Wilfred Romeo Fournier

July 16, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/128205

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

298 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Emile F. and Alice Fournier, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 308 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXVII. G. 1.

Location:

This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Photo courtesy of find-a-grave volunteer Julian Tansell, England
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOSEPH WILFRED ROMEO FOURNIER– Official photo of W/O Fournier
  • Letter– Letter notifying the father that his son is missing action.
  • Letter– Letter notifying the father that his son has been killed
  • Other– German record of burial.
  • Grave marker– Original cross.

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