Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William MacLeod

In memory of:

Private William MacLeod

July 25, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.


Military Medal

Additional Information

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel R. MacLeod, of Bras D'Or, Nova Scotia.

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

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

X. G. 12.


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  William MacLeod
  • Photo 2 of William MacLeod– Photo taken in 1943 at CFB Debert, N.S.
  • Photo of William MacLeod– Pte. William MacLeod.
  • Photo of William MacLeod– William in France. July 1944.
  • Photo of WILLIAM MACLEOD– William in front of tank. France, July 1944.
  • Press Clipping– From a collection of newspaper clippings (album), donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Bernard Croak VC branch 003 by Shirley (Terrio) Green in memory of her mother Olive (Newell) Terrio.
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Grave marker– Grave marker at Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian Cemetery
  • Grave Marker– Recent picture of grave marker

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