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Alfred Joseph Le Blanc

In memory of:

Guardsman Alfred Joseph Le Blanc

August 14, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

D/26734

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.

Additional Information


Born:

February 25, 1918
Cocagne, Kent County, New Brunswick

Alfred (Fred) was the son of Gilbert and Exelda Le Blanc, of Moncton, New Brunswick.

He was the partner of Joan D. Sliney (Mason) of Bristol, United Kingdom and father of Phillip Mason from Bristol, United Kingdom.

Alfred was also the brother of Juliette, Elodie, Joseph, Stan, Frank, Ernest and Romeo of Moncton, New Brunswick.

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:

V. D. 2.

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

  • Photo of Alfred "Fred" Le Blanc– WW2, A J LE BLANC D26734
There are fifteen surviving relatives of his brothers and sisters of Alfred Joseph Le Blanc. Fourteen are living in Victoria, British Columbia, Calgary, Alberta and New Brunswick. His son, Phil Mason, was born in Bristol United Kingdom in 1944, and is now living with his family in South Australia.
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  • Grave Marker

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