Lieutenant (Joseph-Tancrède-)Guy SABOURIN (served as Roméo Sabourin)

Known as Guy, Sabourin was born a Canadian national, of Canadian parents Eugène and Flore (née Desjardins) Sabourin, on 31 December 1922 (other sources quote 1 January 1923), in Sault-au-Récollet, Montréal and grew up in the French-speaking city. In 1943 his SOE file recorded his mother resident in Port Maurice, Comté Laval, Québec, but there is no mention of his father.  He had been a student and was a 16-year-old apprentice in a shoe factory when war broke out in 1939.

By the summer of the following year Sabourin was desperate to help now-occupied France.  Lying about his age and changing his first name from Guy to Roméo in order to hide his true date of birth, he successfully volunteered for the Fusiliers Mont-Royal, a French-Canadian infantry regiment......[Remainder of case study is complete - contact author for further details].

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