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John Albert Collis

In memory of:

Sergeant John Albert Collis

July 25, 1944

France

Military Service


Service Number:

B/51531

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

October 14, 1915
Lowville, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 8, 1939
Brampton, Ontario

Son of George and the late Florence May Collis of Milton, Ontario. Brother of Irene, George, Leslie. Husband of Dorothy Ruby and father of Joan Yvonne and John Neil Collis of Bradford, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 277 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XV. G. 15.

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.

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