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Theodore Heinz

In memory of:

Corporal Theodore Heinz

July 20, 1944
France

Military Service


Service Number:

L/12688

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

South Saskatchewan Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

February 12, 1912
Napoleon, North Dakota

Enlistment:

April 4, 1940
Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Son of Martin and Martha Heinz of Bienfait, Saskatchewan. Husband of Olga Heinz of Bienfait, Saskatchewan.

Brother of Private Joseph Heinz, who died in the Dieppe Raid while serving with the South Saskatchewan Regiment. Theodore served with him in the Dieppe Raid.

Commemorated on Page 332 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:

III. E. 5.

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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