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Emile Bernard

In memory of:

Private Emile Bernard

August 2, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

H/1534

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

May 15, 1923
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

January 19, 1943
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Jules and Marie Bernard. Husband of Sarah (nee Spence) Bernard and father of Marie Rose and Mabel Yvonne, of Ste. Rose du Lac, Manitoba. The goverment of Manitoba honoured Private Bernard by naming Bernard Lake for him.

Commemorated on Page 248 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:

I. B. 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

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  • Photo of Emile Eugene Bernard– 1942. Forever a hero.
  • Photo of EMILE BERNARD– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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