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Bernard Perry Jennings

In memory of:

Lieutenant Bernard Perry Jennings

August 14, 1944

Military Service


Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Additional Information


Son of G. Leslie and J. Gladys Jennings, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 345 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:

XV. C. 13.

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

  • Press Clipping
  • Photo of Bernard Jennings– This is a photo of Bernard Jennings taken by Yousuf Karsh. Photo courtesy of the Royal Military College Museum, Kingston, Ontario.
  • 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.

2772 Lieutenant Bernard Perry Jennings (RMC 1940) was the son of G. Leslie and J. Gladys Jennings, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 14, 1944 at 21 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France XV, C, 13.
  • 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.

2772 Lieutenant Bernard Perry Jennings (RMC 1940) was the son of G. Leslie and J. Gladys Jennings, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 14, 1944 at 21 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France XV, C, 13.
  • 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.

2772 Lieutenant Bernard Perry Jennings (RMC 1940) was the son of G. Leslie and J. Gladys Jennings, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 14, 1944 at 21 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France XV, C, 13.
  • Grave marker– 2772 Lieutenant Bernard Perry Jennings (RMC 1940) was the son of G. Leslie and J. Gladys Jennings, of Ottawa, Ontario. He served with the Royal Canadian Engineers. He died on August 14, 1944 at 21 years of age. He was buried in the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery in Calvados, France XV, C, 13.
  • Memorial– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial– Memorial arch, 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.

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