Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Henry Joseph Cleary

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Henry Joseph Cleary

July 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/5038

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

602 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Edward J. and Mary Boulger Cleary, of Cornwall, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 274 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIX. F. 3.

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 HENRY JOSEPH CLEARY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HENRY JOSEPH CLEARY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HENRY JOSEPH CLEARY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of HENRY JOSEPH CLEARY– 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
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Entrance– Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Entrance– Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery– Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Gravemarker
  • Memorial– memorial Saint Clair on the D23 from Pont d'Ouilly to Saint Clair
  • Plaque– Plaque on the memorial stone

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