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Randolph Hartwell Harvin

In memory of:

Rifleman Randolph Hartwell Harvin

August 1, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


July 13, 1924
Sumter, South Carolina


September 28, 1943
London, Ontario

Son of Wilson and Essie L. Harvin, of Detroit, Michigan.

Commemorated on Page 330 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

II. C. 1.


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 RANDOLPH HARTWELL HARVIN– Photo in uniform
  • Temporary Grave Marker– Photo of original grave cross
  • Grave Marker– Photo of gravestone at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery

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