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Philippe Joseph Lanteigne

In memory of:

Private Philippe Joseph Lanteigne

August 14, 1944


France

Military Service


Service Number:

G/4853

Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

March 5, 1914
Caraquet, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

March 25, 1943
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Son of Dominique and Vitaline Lanteigne (1962 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Le Bouthillier, New Brunswick.

Brother of Private Jean Bapiste Lanteigne, Le Regiment de la Chaudière, killed in action June 12, 1944 and Lance Corporal Arthur Lanteigne, Royal 22e Regiment, killed in action September 15, 1944.

Commemorated on Page 359 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:

IX. H. 8.

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 Vitaline Lanteigne– Mrs Vitaline Lanteigne National Silver Cross Mother 1962. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture me
  • Photo of Philippe Joseph Lanteigne– Philippe Joseph Lanteigne whose mother was Canada's Silver Cross Mother in 1962, His brothers Jean Baptiste and Arthur were also killed in WWII.

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