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Roy Rivait

In memory of:

Private Roy Rivait

September 4, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/22665

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Alex and Angeline Rivait, of Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 428 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIX. D. 8.

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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  • Photo of ROY RIVAIT– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ROY RIVAIT– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)
  • Personal information– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

From a World War 11 scrapbook that the Diocese of London found in 2007 when it was preparing to close Our Lady of the Rosary Church in Windsor, Ont. The scrapbook has been preserved in the diocesan archives. Because it’s too fragile for physical handling or public display the diocesan archivist has digitized the entire scrapbook.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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