Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Ervine Gordon

In memory of:

Private David Ervine Gordon

August 10, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/65733

Force:

Army

Unit:

Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 318 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IX. E. 15.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– This image of Pte Gordon was published in a Toronto newspaper and has been preserved in a private collection.
  • Newspaper Clipping 2– This obituary of Pte Gordon appeared in a Toronto newspaper in 1944 and has been preserved in a private collection.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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