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John William Mavin

In memory of:

Private John William Mavin

August 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/42575

Age:

40

Force:

Army

Unit:

Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.), R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Henry and Margaret Mavin, of Brantford, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 381 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXI. H. 3.

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 JOHN WILLIAM MAVIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Monument
  • Commemorative Display
  • Bailey Bridge in France
  • Commemorative Plaque– Commemoratif Plaque for the 60th Anniversary of Liberation (August 23, 2005).
  • Biography– Album of Honour for Brant County World War II 1939-1945
Published in 1946 by The Brantford Kinsmen Club and submitted with their permission by Operation Picture Me
  • Album Cover– Album of Honour for Brant County  World War 11 1939 - 1945
Published in 1946 by The Brantford Kinsmen Club and submitted with their permission by Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)
  • Newspaper clipping– Brantford Expositor
  • Photo collage– Picture sent to King George via External Affairs

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