Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Francis MacLeod

In memory of:

Private John Francis MacLeod

July 31, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/55801

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Born:

August 16, 1910
Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

January 13, 1943
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Allan and Salome MacLeod of Prince Edward Island. Husband of Lillian Jean MacLeod, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 375 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. H. 10.

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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  • Murray Harbour Monument
  • Photo 2 of  Murray Harbour Monument
  • Grave marker
  • Cemetery– John Francis MacLeod is buried here along with two other natives of Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island.  Photo taken by John S. Brehaut during the Road to Freedom Tour of 2003.
  • Photo of Frank MacLeod

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