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Joseph Philippe Rousseau

In memory of:

Lieutenant Joseph Philippe Rousseau

June 7, 1944

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

May 2, 1921
Montreal, Quebec

Enlistment:

August 28, 1941
Quebec City, Quebec

Son of J. M. A. L. and Gabrielle Fafard Rousseau, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.

Brother of Lieutenant Joseph Maurice Rousseau, who died during service with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C.

Commemorated on Page 433 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

VA. G. 8.

Location:

Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Joseph Philippe Rousseau– This photo of Lieut Rousseau was taken with his brother Lieut JM Rousseau in England in 1944. Both were KIA with 1 Canadian Parachute Bn.
  • Group Photo– Lieutenants Joseph Philippe Rousseau (left) and Joseph Maurice Rousseau, 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, at a transit camp near Down Ampney, England, 13 February 1944. Both officers were later killed in action, Philippe on 7 June 1944 and Maurice on 20 September 1944.
  • Photo of Joseph Philippe Rousseau
  • Grave marker– J.P. Rousseau's grave stone at Ranville Cemetery, France.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Memorial stained glass window, Yeo Hall, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial– Honour Roll, Memorial Arch, Royal Military College of Canada
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Lieutenant Joseph Philippe Rousseau served with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C. He is remembered as cadet # 2803 (1940) at the Royal Military College of Canada on the WWII Memorial, in stained glass windows, and on the Memorial stairwell.
  • Memorial Stair– Lieutenant Joseph Philippe Rousseau served with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C. He is remembered as cadet # 2803 (1940) at the Royal Military College of Canada on the WWII Memorial, in stained glass windows, and on the Memorial stairwell.
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2803 Lt Joseph Philippe Rousseau (RMC 1940) was the son of J. M. A. L. and Gabrielle Fafard Rousseau, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.He served with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C. He died on June 7, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Ranville War Cemetery in Calvados, France.
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2803 Lt Joseph Philippe Rousseau (RMC 1940) was the son of J. M. A. L. and Gabrielle Fafard Rousseau, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.He served with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C. He died on June 7, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Ranville War Cemetery in Calvados, France.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2803 Lt Joseph Philippe Rousseau (RMC 1940) was the son of J. M. A. L. and Gabrielle Fafard Rousseau, of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.He served with the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion, R.C.I.C. He died on June 7, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Ranville War Cemetery in Calvados, France.

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