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Ralph Paul Fellers

In memory of:

Private Ralph Paul Fellers

August 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

M/104125

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

South Saskatchewan Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

August 8, 1921
Choteau, Montana

Enlistment:

October 14, 1942
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Albert and Ivy Fellers of Fellers Heights, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 303 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:

VII. G. 16.

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 Ralph Paul Fellers– Ralph Paul Fellers was the 6th child born to Albert and Ivea Fellers of Fellers Heights, BC, near Dawson Creek.  He was born August 8, 1921 and died August 8, 1944 on his 23rd birthday.  He died in heavy combat west of Falaise, France, during the drive from Caen to Falaise, in the European Campaign of 1944/45. Ralph Paul had never married.
  • Photo of Ralph Paul Fellers– Ralph Paul Fellers

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