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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Finlay

In memory of:

Private John Finlay

July 25, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 304 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:

III. D. 8.


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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  • Memorial Stained Glass– A congregational memorial stained glass window by 'Charles William Kelsey' at St. Andrew's United Church, Cp 921 Succ Bureau-Chef, Trois Rivieres, Quebec
G9A 5K2 honours parishioners who died during World War I and World War II. 

John ??
J Fotheringham
S.M. G??

John Finlay
Ernest C. Graham
John McKenzie
Richard H Parker
J.A. (Sandy) Smith
Stuart McL. Thomson
Matthew Watson
George W. Yeo

In grateful and loving memory of the fallen in two World Wars.
  • Newspaper Clippling– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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