Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Edward Gates

In memory of:

Trooper George Edward Gates

August 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/87275

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C.

Additional Information


Born:

February 2, 1923
Windsor, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 22, 1943
Windsor, Ontario

Son of James and Emily Gates of Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 313 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXIV. F. 1.

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 Edward Gates
  • Group Photo– Photo of George Edward Gates (right) with his parents and brother Jim on Hall Street in Windsor, Ontario, Canada.  
From Left to Right:  Jimmy Gates (Navy), father James Gates, mother Emily Stratford Gates and George Gates.
  • Paying Respects– Robert Nelson "Bobby" Gates at the grave of his older brother George Edward Gates.
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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