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Eric George Hughson

In memory of:

Private Eric George Hughson

August 12, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/59076

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of George and Dorothy Hughson, of Manitowaning, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 340 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:

VIII. H. 9.

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 Eric George Hughson– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Cemetery:
BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY 
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:
VIII. H. 9
  • Photo of Eric George Hughson– This photo of Pte Hughson appeared in a special commemorative issue of The Manitoulin (Island) Expositor in 1994.
  • Obituary– This terse obituary of Pte Hughson appeared in The Manitoulin Expositor in 1994.

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