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Herbert Edward Dann

In memory of:

Captain Herbert Edward Dann

July 22, 1944

Military Service






Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


March 30, 1917
Longford, Ireland


September 4, 1939
Calgary, Alberta

Son of William and Henrietta Dann. Husband of Rosemary Ella Dann, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England.

Commemorated on Page 286 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

X. H. 15.


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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  • Grave Marker– I am a Canadian who went to France with The Sons of Scotland Pipeband from Ottawa. We visited  BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR Cemetery and kay poppies at every grave. When I read this epitaph, I wept. He was a Daddy.
  • Photo of Herbert Edward Dann– Captain Herbert Edward Dann
Calgary Highlanders and Essex Scottish
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