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Arthur Kenneth Blois

In memory of:

Lieutenant Arthur Kenneth Blois

July 29, 1944

Military Service


Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

July 23, 1914
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

October 28, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Husband of Edna Blois of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 252 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. C. 7.

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 ARTHUR KENNETH BLOIS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Papers
  • Attestation Papers
  • Newspaper clipping– Toronto Star 1926 Nov 16 Col Blois CEF vet dies.
  • Newspaper clipping– Star Oct 4 1944 Widow speaks up 2/3
  • Newspaper clipping– Star Oct 4 1944 Widow speaks up 2/3
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail, August 15, 1944
  • Newspaper clipping– Toronto Star Oct 4 1944 Widow speaks up

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