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Glen Lewis Bearss

In memory of:

Private Glen Lewis Bearss

August 27, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/46217

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada (Princess Louise's)

Additional Information


Born:

July 6, 1921
Grimsby, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 17, 1940
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Warren and Ethel (nee Pysher) Bearss.

Commemorated on Page 245 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. B. 12.

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 GLEN LEWIS BEARSS– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source HAMILTON SPECTATOR, September 14, 1944

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