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Edward Louis MacInnis

In memory of:

Lance Sergeant Edward Louis MacInnis

August 21, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Royal Canadian Engineers


16 Field Coy.

Additional Information

Son of Florence MacInnis, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia. Husband of Heather MacInnis, of Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 373 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

XVIII. C. 6.


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 Edward MacInnis
  • Entrance
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  • Grave marker
  • Newspaper Clipping– The attached is a Glace Bay newspaper article published 23 Nov 1943 regarding members of the MacInnis family who were serving in WW2.    The article reflects the service of Edward (Ned), his brothers, sisters and in-laws.  Also of note, Ned's son Rudy served in the RCAF 1953-74.  His grandson Jim (Rudy's son) has been serving in the Canadian Army since 1976.  Ned has four great-grandsons (Jim's sons)Andrew, Michael, John and Thomas who are members of the Canadian Army.  Jim, Andrew and Michael are Afghanistan veterans.

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