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Paul Peter Kurucz

In memory of:

Gunner Paul Peter Kurucz

August 10, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

M/55980

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

5 Anti Tank Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

April 28, 1912

Commemorated on Page 356 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. F. 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

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  • Photo– Paul is in the background. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Witness Statement– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Paul Kurucz

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