Alfred Francis Clavelle

Gunner Alfred Francis Clavelle, L65079
Whitewood, Saskatchewan
Royal Canadian Artillery – 14 Field Regiment

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Alfred Francis Clavelle 1940

Birth place and date: 29 January 1918, Whitewood, Saskatchewan.

Home town: Whitewood, Saskatchewan.

Religion: Roman Catholic

Occupation: Farmer

Marital Status: Married to Agnes Helen Marie Clavelle. Agnes and Alfred did have one son, George Edward, but he died 3 months after his birth in 1943.

Parents: Arthur Joseph and Emmeline Mary Clavelle.

Date and location of enlistment: Regina

Medals: Hugh was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.  His wife and mother also received the Memorial Cross on his behalf.

Additional Information:

  •  Alfred was bilingual
  •  Alfred had 3 brothers (Adolphe Victor, Benny Joseph, and George Arthur) and 2 sisters (Theresa Mary and Irene MaryAnn)

Burial location: Alfred’s body was never recovered; his death is recognized on the Bayeux Memorial in Calvados, Frances.

 Photo courtesy of Michel Clavel of Ottawa, Ontario.

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