Gerard Doré (August 29th, 1927 - July 23rd, 1944) is a Canadian soldier died during the Bataille of Normandy. He is regarded as the youngest Allié soldier deceased on the face of the West during the Second world war, at 16 years and 11 months.
Born on August 29th, 1927 with Valley-Jalbert, with the Quebec, it was given to engage. At 15 years, it leaves the family hearth and takes on April 3rd, 1943 in Canadian royal Artillery while cheating on its old indicating to be born on August 29th, 1924 what its physique enables him to do to believe. It expresses a desire for going to fight and for driving a tank of the Canadian armor-plated Body.
It is useful initially as artillerist in Canadian royal Artillery. At the beginning of October 1943, it is attached to the armor-plated Body, Camp Borden but the persons in charge of Borden Camp recommend that it is attached to a unit of French-speaking infantry, rather than to the armor-plated Body. In November, it is Valcartier, where it occupies of the administrative tasks but in April it is sent to Debert in Nova Scotia. It embarks for Great Britain on May 1st, 1944 when it is incorporated in the Fusiliers Mount-Royal. July 8th its regiment unloads in Normandy to be affected immediately with the face. Gerard Doré is useful in the company D of the regiment and is killed with the combat close to the dimension of Canopies, on Sunday, July 23, 1944, one month before its 17th birthday.
photograph Philippe Goupil
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