Rifleman Alfred Houle, H41988
Pigeon Lake, MB
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Alfred Houle was born in Pigeon Lake, Manitoba on August 14 1917. He was the son of Adeline and Etienne Houle.
Prior to enlistment, Alfred was a farmer in Pigeon Lake. He only completed seven years of elementary school. He enlisted in The Royal Winnipeg Rifles on October 31 1941. He spent thirty days at the 1ooth Training centre and did not embark on his voyage to England until APril 10 1942. He would go on to spend 3 years in service as a rifleman.
Like many other soldiers, Alfred died on D-Day, June 6 1944, while storming Juno Beach. His regiment landed on Graye-Sur-Mer. He was originally buried in Graye-Sur-Mer, France, but was moved to Beny-Sur-Mer.
While Alfred may no longer be with us, we will not forget that he, and so many others, gave his life for our freedom.
Written by: Timothy Britton, a student at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:Timothy Britton, un élève de Garth Webb Secondary School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
REMEMBER TODAY, REMEMBER ALWAYS.
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