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Joseph Edward Albert Deveau

In memory of:

Private Joseph Edward Albert Deveau

June 7, 1944

Military Service

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North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 290 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:

XXVII. E. 5.


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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  • Aerial View of Cemetery– Aerial view of Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Cintheaux, Calvados, France, showing grave of Private Deveau. He was initially buried in a civil cemetery in Saint Georges-des-Groselliers, Normany, France on June 12, 1944. His body was re-interred at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in April, 1946 (as per information received from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission).
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  • Photo of Joseph Edward Albert Deveau– Private Joseph Edward Albert Deveau - North Nova Scotia Highlanders
  • Photo of Joseph Edward Albert Deveau– Private Joseph Edward Albert Deveau, North Nova Scotia Highlanders
  • Grave Marker– Gravestone at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France.

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