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Wilbrod Dunn

In memory of:

Private Wilbrod Dunn

August 7, 1944
France

Military Service


Service Number:

D/58107

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Le Regiment de Maisonneuve, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

February 19, 1918
St-Majorique, Gaspésie, Quebec

Enlistment:

July 27, 1940
Montreal, Quebec

Son of Ovide and Gracieuse (nee Fournier) Dunn, of Croydon, Quebec. He was one of 10 children: Adam, who died in infancy, Alphonsine, Alphonse, Maria, David, Dina, Étienne, Alexis and Clément. He was the godfather of Mr. Alexis Dunn, the only surviving member of his brothers and sisters. He enlisted as a Private in World War II. As his father was deceased, his salary was sent home to provide for his mother, brothers, and sisters. He was a good-hearted, honorable man of action. He died on the field of honor for his country and it is with pride that we remember him.

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:

IV. C. 6.

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

  • Photo of Wilbrod Dunn

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