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Leclaire, Joseph Marcel André, Montreal, Quebec. Military Service: Trooper, 1st Hussars, 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment, murdered after capture on 11 June 1944 near Le Mesnil-Patry by SS troopers commanded by trooper Mischke, 7th Company, 2nd Panzer Grenadier Battalion, commanded by Major Bernhard Siebken. The 2nd Bn. was part of the 26th Panzer Regiment, commanded by SS Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm Mohnke, which was in turn part of the 12th SS Panzer Division, “Hitler Youth”. See PRU, File 39-88177 and Conduct Unbecoming, 112-113.
Additional Biographical Information: See Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, France. Grave Reference: II.D.3.