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Eric Leslie Booth

In memory of:

Brigadier Eric Leslie Booth

August 14, 1944

Military Service


Age:

38

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps

Division:

4th Cdn. Armd. Bde.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order and Bar

Additional Information


Born:

April 21, 1906
Lancaster, Lancshire, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

September 2, 1939
London, Ontario

Son of John William and Rose Elizabeth Booth. Husband of Mary Helen Booth of Penetanguishene, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 253 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:

XIII. A. 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

  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail August 21, 1944
  • Photo of Eric Booth– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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