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Ronald Edward Jinks

In memory of:

Sergeant Ronald Edward Jinks

August 15, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

L/84048

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 17, 1922
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

January 23, 1942
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of William J. and Elizabeth L. Jinks, of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

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:

XX. A. 6.

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

  • Photo– It is unknown who this person is, The photo was found in Ronald's military service file. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of James Jinks– Ronald's brother James.
  • Grave marker– Ronald's grave marker at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Cintheaux, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France.
  • Photo of William John Jinks– Ronald's father William John Jinks. A Field Ambulance Reserve.
  • Photo of Ronald John Jinks– Ronald's nephew, Ronald John Jinks, Specialist 4 in the US Army in Long Lines, Vietnam.
  • Photo of Ronald Edward Jinks
  • Photo of Ronald Jinks and his brother James Albert Jinks

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