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Thomas Prentice Dunn

In memory of:

Sapper Thomas Prentice Dunn

August 26, 1944
France

Military Service


Service Number:

B/129609

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

7 Field Coy.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

November 2, 1912
Larkhall, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Enlistment:

October 6, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Husband of Marjorie Thelma Dunn, of Hamilton, Ontario. Father of Jean Marion and William Joseph.

Commemorated on Page 297 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XVIII. E. 14.

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

  • Grave Marker
  • Grave Marker– This photo was taken during my trip to France to visit the cemetary.  I am glad that I was able to see the beautiful place where these soldiers have been buried. It shows the true gratitude we have for them.
Jennifer
  • Monument
  • Monument (2)
  • Monument (3)
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)

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