Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John George Anderson

In memory of
Private
John George Anderson
July 21, 1944
France

Military Service:

Service Number:
H/7144
Age:
24
Force:
Army
Unit:
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Citation(s):
1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp

Additional Information:

Born:
January 23, 1920 Selkirk, Manitoba
Enlistment:
March 2, 1942 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Joseph Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Anderson (1971 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Selkirk, Manitoba.

Brother of William Henry, Eleanor Smith and Private Vernon Anderson, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, killed in action December 14, 1943.

Commemorated on Page 237 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY ; Calvados, France
Grave Reference:
Plot II, Row G, Grave 11.
Location:
This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to Falaise (route N158) and just north of the village of Cintheaux. Bretteville-sur-Laize is a village and commune in the department of the Calvados, some 16 kilometres south of Caen. The village of Bretteville lies 3 kilometres south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during the later stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the thrust southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish Armoured Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the German divisions fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine. Almost every unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There are about 3,000 allied forces casualties of the Second World War commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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