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George Aylmer Hutchins

In memory of:

Gunner George Aylmer Hutchins

September 2, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

D/13602

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

14 Field Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Charles and Rose Hutchins, of Granby, Quebec. Husband of Sarah Hutchins, of Polegate, Sussex.

Commemorated on Page 341 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIX. D. 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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  • Headstone of George A. Hutchins– The grave of Gnr HUTCHINS, GA, RCA. Seconded to the ad-hoc Kangaroo squadron as a Driver/Mech, Gnr Hutchins was Wounded In Action on 29 Aug 44 and succumbed to his wounds 02 Sep 44.
  • C.A.C.R. Cap Badge– C.A.C.R. Cap Badge (1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment)
  • Kangaroo Monument– Kangaroo Monument at Mill, Holland.
  • Kangaroo A.P.C.– The Kangaroo Armoured Personnel Carrier was the vehicle used by the 1st Canadian Armoured Carrier Regiment. This model was based on the Canadian Ram Tank Mark I with the turrent removed.
  • Kangaroo Monument (2)– Kangaroo Monument at Mill, Holland.
  • Memorial Plaque– Plaque dedicated to the 1st CACR in Mill, Holland.
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)

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