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John Anthony

In memory of:

Private John Anthony

July 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/136593

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


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


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. H. 15.

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

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Anthony– John Anthony, killed prior to his 21st birthday. A 21st birthday card sent to John by his mother, came back, unopened with the notation, "Killed in Action".
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– This obituary of Pte Anthony was obtained from a collection of articles on QOR riflemen in WW II kept by Mrs Josie McQuade of Toronto.
  • Medals of John Anthony– France & Germany Star, The 1939 - 1945 Star, The Defence Medal, Voluntary Service Medal, 1939 - 1945 Medal
  • Memorial (Silver) Cross– Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother's Pin
  • Roll Of Honour– City Of Toronto Roll of Honour.

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