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Carl Orville Gutjahr

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Carl Orville Gutjahr

August 12, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/136862

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


Son of Albert and Olive C. Gutjahr, of South River, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 324 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XI. A. 12.

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

  • Photo of CARL ORVILLE GUTJAHR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CARL ORVILLE GUTJAHR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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