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Gordon Hutton

In memory of:

Private Gordon Hutton

July 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

D/83009

Age:

19

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 29, 1924
Montréal, Québec

Enlistment:

August 16, 1941
Farnham, Québec

Son of George Hutton, and of Margaret Hutton, of Verdun, Province of Quebec.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. G. 7.

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 Gordon Hutton
  • Inscription– Back of Photo
  • Temporary grave marker– Photo: Sylvain Renouf
  • Grave marker– Photo Credit: Sylvain Renouf

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