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William George Adams

In memory of:

Lieutenant William George Adams

August 15, 1944

France

Military Service


Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lincoln and Welland Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

August 11, 1924
St. Catharines, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 29, 1940
St. Catharines, Ontario

Son of William Charles and Elsie May Adams (1967 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of St. Catharines, Ontario.

His brother Allan Frederick Adams died on September 27, 1944 while serving with the Lincoln and Welland Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 234 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IX. G. 4.

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 WILLIAM GEORGE ADAMS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 20th 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 20th 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM GEORGE ADAMS– National Silver Cross Mother 1967.  Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker

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