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Roger Frank Cantin    

Servicenumber : 14330657
Rank : Private
Regiment : The Parachute Regiment
Unit : 8th Battalion
Date of Death : 06-06-1944
Age : 21
Grave : Plot V. Row B. Grave 1-22.
Roger Frank Cantin was a son of Frank and Angela Cantin, of Horfield, Bristol.
Cantin enlisted into the Gloustershire Regiment in 1942 and joined the Parachute Regiment in 1943. He served with No. 4 Platoon, B Company. He flew to Normandy onboard of Dakota KG429, which left from Blakehill Farm airfield. The plane was hit and crashed near the Saint Martin church of Colombelles, killing 22 men. The men were given a field burial in a collective grave in the local cemetery. In 1952 they were reburied in the Ranville War Cemetery. 
Picture: 03-05-2016
A la memoire de notre
Cher fils et frere, Roger,
Tombe au champ d'honneur.
R.I.P.
 
Sources: Website CWGC, website www.colombelles.fr  and website https://paradata.org.uk 

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