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Hartley William Beatty

In memory of:

Private Hartley William Beatty

August 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

G/2243

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of William Egerton and Catherine Minetta Beatty. Husband of Alma Evelyn Beatty, of Moncton, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 245 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:

XI. G. 16.

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.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail, November 21, 1944
  • Cemetery– Visited cemetery in 2007.  No words to describe feelings walking among headstones of so many fallen soldiers.

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