Charest, Roger Arthur Joseph

Regiment: Calgary Highlanders, RCIC
Regimental Number: M/38850
Rank: Private
Force: Canadian Army
Grave Reference: 2.G.11.

Born on October 26, 1920 in Matane, Quebec, Roger Charest was the son of Benjamin and Cora (Gagne) Charest. He came with his family to Falher, AB in 1927, and they later settled on a farm south of Girouxville AB. There Roger attended Pelletier School. As a young man, he worked for farmers in the area. In 1941, at age 21, he enlisted with the army with the Calgary Highlanders. Being stationed first at Prince Rupert, BC, he was transferred to Europe. Roger made the ultimate sacrifice for his country when he was killed in action on October 8, 1944 in Hoogerheide, Netherlands. He was buried in the Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery in the Netherlands.

Reflexions p. 229 (photo), p. 422 (photo)
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves