Private Louis Valmont Roy, E109
Kedgwick, New Brunswick
Le Régiment de la Chaudière
Born on 29 December 1922, Louis left school at an early age to help out his mother and father, and seven siblings. He completed an apprenticeship as a railroad station agent. After the war, Louis had hopes of continuing with this career. He had also worked as a truck driver before enlisting in the military.
Following his enlistment on 21 September 1939, Louis was assigned to the 57th Field Battery, an artillery unit, where he served as a gunner. He was quickly transferred to the 57th Medium Battery, and left for Petawawa for additional training.
Upon landing in Normandy, Louis moved forward with his unit (A Company) and took a defensive position around a road into Cairon on the night of the 6 June 1944. During the night, roughly a dozen German armoured vehicles broke through the Canadian perimeter. Louis was killed during that gun fight and his body was found the next day.
Louis has been memorialized by Le Régiment de la Chaudière by naming a trophy after him rewarded to a soldier who receives the best results in military and athletic competition.
Written by: Jack McCrimmon, a student at Oakville Trafalger High School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par: Jack McCrimmon, un élève de Oakville Trafalgar High School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
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