Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Douglas Albert Henry Boutilier

In memory of
Private
Douglas Albert Henry Boutilier
August 29, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number:
B/40602
Age:
23
Force:
Army
Unit:
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information:

Son of John James and Mary Boutilier (1977 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Brother of Gordon, Fred and Corporal William Charles Boutilier, Lincoln and Welland Regiment, killed in action September 10, 1944.

Commemorated on Page 255 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:
XX. F. 14.
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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Douglas Albert Henry Boutilier – Son of 1977 Silver Cross Mother Mary Boutilier. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo – Son of 1977 Silver Cross Mother Mary Boutilier. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Mrs Mary Boutillier Silver Cross Mother 1977. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker – A photograph of the headstone at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery – The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)

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