Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Hugh Allen MacDonald

In memory of:

Private Hugh Allen MacDonald

June 7, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:
F/5361
Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Duncan A. and Elizabeth MacDonald, of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 371 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIV. E. 9.

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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  • In Remembrance – From left to right:
Hugh Allen MacDonald (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), George Millar (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), George MacNaughton (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), Harold Philp (Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment), George Gill, (Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment), Freddie Williams (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders), Walter Doherty (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), George Pollard (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders), Hollis McKeil (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), Reginald Keeping (North Nova Scotia Highlanders) and James Moss (North Nova Scotia Highlanders).
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 2
  • 37 Canadians Place – The town of Authie, France honoured 37 Canadian soldiers by naming a street after them.  The young Canadians, mostly from the Maritimes, were part of the D-Day invasion and were killed while trying to liberate the town from the Germans.
  • Plaque
  • Photo 2 of 37 Canadians Place
  • Plaque – Memorial to those executed in the garden at Abbeye
d'Ardennes
  • Cemetery
  • Entrance
  • Grave Marker

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