Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Douglas Haig Gross

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Douglas Haig Gross

August 18, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/10113

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

184 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Frank David and Nellie Pauline Gross.

Commemorated on Page 323 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIV. C. 16.

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 Douglas Haig Gross – LAC, Ottawa
  • Circumstances of death registers – Burial information.   LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of Douglas Gross – 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.

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