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Ward Campbell Hughson

In memory of:

Lieutenant Ward Campbell Hughson

August 26, 1944

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Additional Information


Son of John Ward Hughson and Edith Boyd Hughson, of Ottawa, Ontario. Awarded the Rainnie Bugle at The Royal Military College, Kingston.

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:

XVIII. E. 15.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Id card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WARD CAMPBELL HUGHSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WARD CAMPBELL HUGHSON– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2768 Lieutenant Ward Campbell Hughson (RMC 1939) was the son of John Ward Hughson and Edith Boyd Hughson, of Ottawa, Ontario. He was awarded the Rainnie Bugle at The Royal Military College, Kingston. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 26, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France: XVIII. E. 15.
  • Photo of Ward Hughson– This is a photo of Lieut. Ward Hughson  taken by Yousuf Karsh. Photo courtesy of the Royal Military College Museum, Kingston, Ontario.
  • Press Clipping
  • Press Clipping
  • Monument
  • Monument (2)
  • Monument (3)
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2768 Lieutenant Ward Campbell Hughson (RMC 1939) was the son of John Ward Hughson and Edith Boyd Hughson, of Ottawa, Ontario. He was awarded the Rainnie Bugle at The Royal Military College, Kingston. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 26, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France: XVIII. E. 15.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2768 Lieutenant Ward Campbell Hughson (RMC 1939) was the son of John Ward Hughson and Edith Boyd Hughson, of Ottawa, Ontario. He was awarded the Rainnie Bugle at The Royal Military College, Kingston. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 26, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France: XVIII. E. 15.
  • Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2768 Lieutenant Ward Campbell Hughson (RMC 1939) was the son of John Ward Hughson and Edith Boyd Hughson, of Ottawa, Ontario. He was awarded the Rainnie Bugle at The Royal Military College, Kingston. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 26, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France: XVIII. E. 15.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2768 Lieutenant Ward Campbell Hughson (RMC 1939) was the son of John Ward Hughson and Edith Boyd Hughson, of Ottawa, Ontario. He was awarded the Rainnie Bugle at The Royal Military College, Kingston. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 26, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France: XVIII. E. 15.
  • Memorial– WWII Memorial, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Plaque– A memorial tablet at St Andrew's Church in Ottawa is dedicated to the members of the Congregation whose lives were sacrificed in World War II.
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave marker– 2768 Lieutenant Ward Campbell Hughson (RMC 1939) was the son of John Ward Hughson and Edith Boyd Hughson, of Ottawa, Ontario. He was awarded the Rainnie Bugle at The Royal Military College, Kingston. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 26, 1944 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France: XVIII. E. 15.

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