Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Edward Francis Herbert Boothroyd

In memory of:

Lieutenant Edward Francis Herbert Boothroyd

August 28, 1944

Military Service


Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

14th Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.

Division:

8th Reconnaissance Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Eric Edward and Lois Muriel Boothroyd. Husband of Doris Elizabeth Boothroyd of Montreal, QC. B.A. (Bishop's College, Lennoxville); B.C.L. (McGill University). Member of the Bar, Province of Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 253 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XX. F. 13.

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 EDWARD FRANCIS HERBERT BOOTHROYD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD FRANCIS HERBERT BOOTHROYD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD FRANCIS HERBERT BOOTHROYD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD FRANCIS HERBERT BOOTHROYD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD FRANCIS HERBERT BOOTHROYD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD FRANCIS HERBERT BOOTHROYD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EDWARD FRANCIS HERBERT BOOTHROYD– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Edward, Roger and John– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)
  • Newspaper Clipping– Lt Edward Francis Herbert Boothroyd obit Montreal Star Oct 2 1944 courtesy McGill University archives.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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