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Frederick Philip Griffin

In memory of:

Major Frederick Philip Griffin

July 25, 1944

Military Service


Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Division:

1st Bn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of Frederick and Annie Rennie Griffin, of Montreal, Quebec. B.Sc. (Hons.) from the University of British Columbia; Post graduate Student of Macdonald College (McGill University).

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

III. F. 2.

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 FREDERICK PHILIP GRIFFIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me.
  • Grave Marker– Taken by a friend 2003.
  • Photo of Frederick Griffin– In memory of the students from the University of British Columbia who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • War Records– Maj Frederick Philip Griffin courtesy McGill University archives.
  • Newspaper clipping– Maj Frederick Philip Griffin obit Montreal Gazette Aug 29 1944 courtesy McGill University archives

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