Le Regiment de Maisonneuve R.C.I.C

This Reserve Force regiment originated in Montreal, Quebec on 4 June 1880, when the 85th Battalion of Infantry was authorized to be formed. Lieutenant-Colonel Julien Brosseau, VD, was the first Commanding Officer. It was redesignated as the 85th Regiment on 8 May 1900, as Le Régiment de Maisonneuve on 29 March 1920, as the 2nd (Reserve) Battalion, Le Régiment de Maisonneuve on 7 November 1940 and finally Le Régiment de Maisonneuve on 15 December 1945.

 

 

The regiment mobilized Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, CASF, on 1 September 1939. It embarked for Great Britain on 24 August 1940. It was redesignated as the 1st Battalion, Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, CASF, on 7 November 1940. 17 On 7 July 1944, the battalion landed in France as part of the 5th Infantry Brigade, 2nd Canadian Infantry Division. It suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of the Scheldt, and was notably depleted by the time of the Battle of Walcheren Causeway. The unit recovered during the winter and was again in action during the Rhineland fighting and the final weeks of the war, taking part in the final campaigns in northern Netherlands, the Battle of Groningen, and the final attacks on German soil. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 15 December 1945.

 The regiment subsequently mobilized the 3rd Battalion, Le Régiment de Maisonneuve, CASF, on 12 May 1942. It served in Canada in a home defence role as part of the 21st Infantry Brigade, 8th Canadian Division. The 3rd Battalion was disbanded on 15 October 1943.

 

 

Name: Dorion, Robert Raymond

Rank: Private

Age18

No. C/123301

Unit: A. company

Missing since: 24-11-1944

Next of Kin: Mr and Mrs Emmanuel Dorion, of Aylmer, Quebec.

Groesbeek Panel: 11

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in Groesbeek area.


Name: Lalonde, Elie

Rank: Private

Age:35

No. D/56357

Unit: 

Missing since: 20-12-1944

Next of Kin: Son of Alfred and Jeanne Lalonde

Groesbeek Panel: 11

KIA Information: No specific information is known about his death.

Name: Cholette, Ernest Joseph

Rank: Private

Age: 26

No. DB/68473

Unit:

Missing since: 13-01-1945

Next of Kin: Son of Mrs Aldea Cholette, of Ontario.

Groesbeek Panel: 11

KIA Information: Known to have been killed in the area of Horst.


   Name: D' Avignon, Daniel Yvon

Rank: Lieutenant

Age:23

No. D/136303

Unit: 

Missing since: 09-01-1945

Next of Kin: Son of Pierre and Georgette D' Avignon, of Marieville, Quebec

Groesbeek Panel: 11

KIA Information: Known to have gone missing in the Dorpstraat in Middelaar, near Groesbeek.

Name: Lamoureux, Roland Yvan

Rank: Private

Age: 20

No. D/143945

Unit:

Missing since: 13-01-1945

Next of Kin: Son of Edouard  and Rose Anne Lamoureux, of East Agnus, Quebec.

Groesbeek Panel: 11

KIA Information: Known to have been wounded in area of Horst, prenounced death by German broadcast.