Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Harrison Bennett

In memory of:

Lieutenant Henry Harrison Bennett

August 14, 1944

Military Service


Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

Additional Information


Son of Capt. Ronald V. Bennett and Elva I. Bennett, of Sackville, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 247 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XI. F. 8.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker – Henry Harrison Bennett, nephew of Prime Minister R.B. Bennett,  is buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery which is found on the main road between Caen and Falaise.  His brother Edwin Roland Bennett is buried in the same cemetery.
  • Photo of Henry Bennett – Photo submitted for the project Operation Picture Me with the permission of McGill University from their web site, 'McGill Remembers'
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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