BOIVIN, FERNAND

Birthdate
Birthplace
Cap Chat, Gaspe County, Quebec, Canada
Age
25
Parents
Son of Louis and Georgiane Boivin of Cap Chat, Gaspe County, Quebec, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Ingenieur
Service number
E/110029
Engagement
1942-05-21, Valcartier, Quebec, Canada
Overseas
1944-07-19, United Kingdom
Disembarked
1944-09-08, France
Date of death
1944-10-10
Died
Netherlands, Killed in action
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.
Cemetery reference
Plot 4 | Row B | Grave 9

"SEIGNEUR RECOMPENSEZ DANS L'ETERNITE MON CHER EPOUX QUI EST MORT POUR LA PATRIE"

Military grave
Additional info

Assigned to the Royal Winnipeg Rifles on September 13, 1944.

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles war diary reports on October 10, 1944:
Cloudy and cool with slight rain in the afternoon. Visibility poor.
"C" Company night patrol to 'Graaf Jan' returned at 0230 hrs without having contacted the enemy. During the morning "A" Coy assisted the Regina Rifle Regiment in destroying an enemy held pill box.
Another "C" Coy patrol to 'Graaf Jan' failed to contact the enemy but rescued a wounded "B" Coy man who had been left when his Company withdrew on the previous day. Enemy shelling was slightly less intense than during the first three days. SA fire continued to make it extremely difficult and dangerous to move about. Supplies and casualties were still ferried across the canal (Leopold Canal). Captain H.C. Chadderton of "C" Coy and Lieutenant L. Mendels of "B" Coy were among the numerous casualties for the day. Lieutenant-Colonel L.R. Fulton, DSO (Distinguished Service Order), took command during the CO's absence.