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Alec Walter Stiff

In memory of:

Sergeant Alec Walter Stiff

September 30, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/63881

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Son of Reginald and Florence Albertha Stiff, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 453 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

1. G. 3.

Location:

Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Alec Walter Stiff– Sergeant Stiff enlisted in The Queen's Own Rifles in June 1940 and served with the Regiment in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and in England.  Sergeant Stiff landed with Baker Company on D-Day and fought through the entire Normandy campaign.  He was killed as his Company attacked the defences of Calais.
  • Gravemarker– Padre Cameron took this photo of Sergeant Stiff's gravemarker at Calais during a visit to France in June 1997.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Sergeant Stiff was published in a Toronto paper in  1944.

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