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Abram Arbour

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Abram Arbour

August 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

H/19489

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Honours and Awards:

Military Cross

Additional Information


Born:

July 27, 1917
Narcisse, Manitoba

Enlistment:

September 11, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Nathan and Etta Arbour. Husband of Clarice May Arbour, of Newhaven, Sussex, England.

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:

XXI. H. 6.

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

  • Photo of ABRAM ARBOUR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ABRAM ARBOUR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Obituary– Abram Arbour is honoured on page 5 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca
  • Monument
  • Commemorative Display
  • Bailey Bridge in France
  • Commemorative Plaque– Commemoratif Plaque for the 60th Anniversary of Liberation (August 23, 2005).
  • Memorial Plaque
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)

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