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Joseph Maurice Claude L'Heureux

In memory of:

Sergeant Joseph Maurice Claude L'Heureux

July 26, 1943

Cape Mabou, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


31 Operational Training Unit


Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


July 9, 1920
St. Tite, County Laviolette, Quebec


June 25, 1942
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Henri and the late Florestine (nee Lagacé) L'Heureux, of Montreal, Quebec. Brother of Rodolphe, Georges, Raymond, Bertrand, Marcel, Lucienne, Jeanne, Lilliane and Gisele.

Commemorated on Page 182 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. M. Lot 3410. Grave 4066.


Montreal (Notre Dame des Nieges) Cemetery adjoins the Mount Royal Cemetery, in Montreal, Québec, and a War Cross is erected on the dividing line. Access by car via Highway 15 (Decarie) south, and take the exit for Queen Mary Road. Follow signs for Cote des Neiges Road south. The entrance to the cemetery is on the left hand side of this road. During both wars, Montreal was the headquarters of No. 4 Military District. The city had seven military hospitals with more than 900 beds during the First and Second World Wars. The Royal Air Force Ferry Command had its headquarters at Dorval Airport and there was a Royal Air Force Station at St.Hubert. Some graves cannot be individually marked and are commemorated on a bronze plaque fixed to the Cross of Sacrifice.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Joseph L'Heureux– Photograph of Sgt Joseph Maurice Claude L'Heureux on enlistment in the Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Sergeant JOSEPH MAURICE CLAUDE  L'HEUREUX was listed as previously reported missing now reported killed on active service in Canada in this excerpt from the the RCAF 647th casualty list of the war.  Sergeant CLAUDE OSCAR LEGROULX and Warrant Officer Class I ALLAN ALLISTER  MACLEOD of the Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot and Officer EDWARD SMITH and Pilot Officer RONALD JAMES PARR, of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve whose names also appear on this list, perished along with Sergeant Legroulx, presumably when their aircraft crashed at Mabou Mountain, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.  Source:  Globe and Mail August 7, 1943.

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