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Maxwell Lyons

In memory of:

Rifleman Maxwell Lyons

September 24, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information

Husband of Mildred L. Lyons, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 370 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:

XXVI. A. 1.


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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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MAXWELL LYONS– This image of Rfn Lyons was printed in a Toronto newsapper in 1944. It has been preserved in a collection of articles on the QOR of C in WW II by Mrs. Ula Richardson.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Ths obituary of Rfn Lyons was clipped from a Toronto newspaper in 1944. It has been preserved in a collection of materials pertaining to the QOR of C in WW II by Mrs. Ula Richardson.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker– This photo of Rfn Lyons's gravemarker was taken by Padre Craig Cameron of The QOR of C in June 1997.

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