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James Douglas Greenidge

In memory of:

Guardsman James Douglas Greenidge

August 15, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

D/131685

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

22nd Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

May 27, 1921
Princess Town, Trinidad and Tobago

Enlistment:

April 12, 1943
Montreal South, Québec

Son of John and Eva Greenidge, of Port of Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies.

Brother of John Alexander Greenidge who was killed in action on March 30, 1944 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 322 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. G. 3.

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.

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