Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald Wellington Chippewa

In memory of:

Private Donald Wellington Chippewa

August 10, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/104477

Force:

Army

Unit:

Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 272 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IX. F. 12.

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 Donald Wellington Chippewa – On August 10 1944 2 rifle companies of the Algonquin,s were cut off and ambushed; by the time the terrible day was over, only 79 infantrymen were fit for duty. the rest were killed, wounded or missing. Among the dead was Don Chippewa. He is buried at Bretteville-sur- Laize Cemetery and honoured on the Wheatley Ontario Cenotaph.
  • Grave Marker – Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery
  • Newspaper clipping – From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial Bar

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