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Walter Elijah Arlidge

In memory of:

Rifleman Walter Elijah Arlidge

August 15, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


January 21, 1925
Viking, Alberta


December 2, 1943
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Audrey and Mabel Arlidge of High Prairie, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 238 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XVI. F. 11.


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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  • Grave marker– Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Cintheaux, Calvados) in France
  • Photo of Walter Elijah Arlidge– Walter Elijah Arlidge of High Prairie, Alberta, enlisted with the Canadian Army, Royal Winnipeg Rifles in late 1943 and was sent to Britain in early 1944. He wrote letters to his mother, Mabel Hummell Arlidge, and did not express any apprehension about serving his country.

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