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Harold Robert Kalbfleisch

In memory of:

Private Harold Robert Kalbfleisch

August 27, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/82187

Force:

Army

Unit:

Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 349 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:

XXI. B. 2.

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– From the Kitchener Public Library collection of World War Two Soldier Information Cards. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Harold Robert Kalbfleisch– Private Harold Robert Kalbfleisch was remembered at the "Thanksgiving for Victory" memorial service in Waterloo, Ontario on Sunday, May 20, 1945.
  • Thanksgiving for Victory memorial service
  • List of casualties remembered at the memorial service

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