LA BARRE, DENNY

Birthdate
Birthplace
Upton, Quebec, Canada
Age
23
Parents
Son of Edward and Maria Celina Alma La Barre of Joyceville, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Roman Catholic
Occupation
Rly. section hand
Service number
C/35542
Engagement
1941-07-17, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Disembarked
1944-06-16, France
Date of death
1944-10-23
Died
Netherlands, Died of wounds
Force
Rank
Awards
Royal Canadian Engineers
Plot 5 | Row F | Grave 10

"HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS FELLOW MEN"

Military grave
Additional info

Full name Dieudonné Lucien LaBarre.

Qualified Plate Layer's Helper Group C on November 18, 1941.

Overseas on January 26, 1942.

Qualified Pioneer Group C on November 29, 1942.

Assigned to the 18 Field Company, RCE on April 9, 1944.

Qualified Driver I/C (Wheeled) on May 1, 1944.

One brother in the Army Overseas. Gunner Albert Leo "Pete" LaBarre. Survived the war.

The 18 Field Coy, RCE war diary reports on October 23, 1944:
Boekhoute, Belgium (Noordstraat/ Ooststraat)
Weather - fair

1 Platoon spent the day salvaging chespaling from the landing ramps built some time ago. Apparently chespaling is in very short supply and every scrap must be salvaged. 2 Platoon cleared the roads in Breskens, Netherlands and also cleared the main road South as far as 088182 (Oude Rijksweg, Breskens). 3 Platoon attempted to clear the roads in Schoondijke, Netherlands but little was accomplished due to by shelling. About 1100 hrs they suffered 3 men killed and 9 men wounded. They were in a shelter but the shell came in the door-way. It was a most unfortunate accident.

LA BARRE, DENNY
Source: VAC
LA BARRE, DENNY
Photo was taken in Boekhoute, Belgium