Marcel Lefebvre

Private Marcel Lefebvre, D57977
Montréal, QC
Régiment de la Chaudière

Private Lefebvre is sponsored by Association Champenoise des Automobiles de Collection.
Private Lefebvre était parrainé par Association Champenoise des Automobiles de Collection.

Marcel Lefebvre was born in Ste. Adele, Québec on September 7 1921. He grew up with his mother, Marie Anne Lefebvre and was an only child. The family was Roman Catholic and Marcel had no previous military experience. Before the war, Marcel completed 4 years of education before becoming a baker’s apprentice for 11 months. Marcel’s plans for after the war was to become a farmer. 

Marcel first enlisted at the age of 20 in Montréal South, QC. He was one of the infantry during the Juno Beach landings. Marcel trained in Sherbrooke, QC and left for England on November 25 1941. Marcel was a private in the Régiment de la Chaudière for his 3 years of service.

Unfortunately, Marcel was one of the many brave soldiers who perished that fateful morning of June 6 1944.

Marcel was 23 years old when he was killed and is now buried in the Bény-sur-Mer Cemetery in Normandy, France, Grave I.E. 4.

 

Written by: Michael Theriault, a student at Garth Webb Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

Rédigé par:Michael Theriault, un élève de Garth Webb Secondary School, Oakville, Ontario, Canada.

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