Les Fusiliers Mont Royal Monument

Les Fusiliers Mont Royal Monument

Les Fusiliers Mont Royal, based out of Montreal, Quebec, originated in 1869. The Regiment first saw action when the North West Rebellion broke out in 1885, and then again in the First World War and the Second World War.

On the first of September 1939, the Regiment mobilized Les Fusiliers Mont Royal, C.A.S.F. In July of 1940, they were shipped to Iceland where they spent three months before setting sail for the United Kingdom in October.

When 19 August 1942, came about, Les Fusiliers Mont Royal were originally assigned to capture the invasion barges in the harbour of Dieppe and sail them back to England, if possible. However, a significant misunderstanding occurred. When the headquarters ship received a misleading message, telling them that one small party had made its way into the town and was making headway, Les Fusiliers Mont Royal were sent it to assist, only to find that the small party was not making headway, but was pinned down and exposed to heavy gun fire by their German enemies. The raid at Dieppe, for Les Fusiliers Mont Royal, resulted in 119 fatal casualties.

In July of 1944, the Regiment travelled to northwestern Europe, where they remained until the end of the war. Les Fusiliers Mont Royal were disbanded on 15 December 1945.

Inscription

Front

À LA MÉMOIRE DE CEUX QUI, PARTIS DU CANADA, ONT VERSÉ LEUR SANG SUR LA TERRE DE FRANCE EN COMBATTANT SOUS LA BANNIÈRE D'UN RÉGIMENT CANADIEN-FRANÇAIS "LES FUSILIERS MONT-ROYAL"

Dévoilé le 18 août 1962 par l'Association Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal (1961) INC, avec le concours du gouvernement de la Province de Québec et les citoyens de la ville de Dieppe.

Back

Ypres 1915 - Festubert 1915 - La Somme 1916 - Cote 70, 1917 - Amiens 1917 - Arras 1917-18 - poursuite de Mons - Dieppe 1942 - Saint-André-sur-Orne - Verrières - Tilly la Campagne - Falaise - Dunkerque 1944 - Canal d'Anvers - Turnhout - l'Escaut - Woensdrecht - Beveland Sud - la Rhénanie - le Hochwald - Xanten - le Rhin - Groningen - Oldenburg

Directions

The monument is located at Red Beach on the Esplanade west of Dieppe Harbour.  The address is 6 Boulevard Marechal Foch, Dieppe, France 76200. 

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 49.929400 (approximate) Longitude 1.077151 (approximate)

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