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Wilfred McIvor

In memory of:

Private Wilfred McIvor

June 9, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

K/74745

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Son of Cecelia McIvor, of Merritt, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 387 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. B. 16.

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.

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  • Merritt War Memorial– War Memorial, Merritt and Nicola Valley District, British Columbia.    The Cenotaph was unveiled on November 6th, 1921.  There are 44 names on three sides of the memorial representing those men who died during World War One.   A panel was added at a later date to include 18 names of local men who died in World War Two.  Inscribed:  IN HONOUR OF THE MEN OF MERRITT AND THE NICOLA VALLEY DISTRICT / OUR WELL BELOVED DEAD WHO DIED THAT WE MIGHT LIVE / GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS, THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS.

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