B/112617 Rifleman Roland Ernest Boucher was born April 12, 1916, in Gravelbourg, Saskatchewan, the son of Aldege Boucher and Gratia Durault. He had several brothers that also served in WWII.
Boucher was working as a barber when he enlisted in the Canadian Army in Toronto on May 5, 1942, with no previous military service. After various training and postings, he was transferred to The Queen’s Own Rifles on 21 November 1942.
He was killed in action while landing with B Company on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Grave Reference: I. A. 7.