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George Lloyd Francis

In memory of:

Lance Bombardier George Lloyd Francis

July 21, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

L/18355

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

6 Field Regt.

Additional Information


Son of John and Lucy Francis, of Battleford, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 308 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

X. A. 11.

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

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  • Photo of GEORGE LLOYD FRANCIS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of George Lloyd Francis– L18355 Lance Bombardier (6 Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery) 
(George) Lloyd Francis of Battleford was KIA at Caen 19440721 (age 23) 
and is buried at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian war cemetery, Calvados, 
France. He was the son of John and Lucy Francis who homesteaded 
NW18-43-17-W2 southwest of Battleford. Lloyd was educated at Prongua, 
Cleveland and Lindequist schools. His brothers Philip and Manley both 
enlisted in the RCAF and Phil was credited with four kills.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Saskatoon Star-Phoenix. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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