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Memorial Cross - Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal

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Memorial Cross - Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal

GV (E.101653 PTE. E. DESBIENS). Naming is officially engraved, extremely fine. Accompanied by copies of his Attestation Paper and Service Records. Footnote: Born at April 11th 1918 at Megnantic, Quebec, Elie Desbiens enlisted with the Canadian Army on September 27th 1943 at Levis having been working as a shipbuilder. Fighting with Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, Desbiens was killed in action July 28th 1944 during the allies drive towards Caen. He is buried at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian Military Cemetery, France. Poignantly, included in the research is a heartfelt letter from Elie Desbiens father, to the Government of Canada following his sons death describing his troubles, his failing health, and Elies personal effects.
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