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Napoleon Morin

In memory of:

Rifleman Napoleon Morin

June 11, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

L/39126

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 398 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXIII. A. 5.

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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  • Memorial– This monument is dedicated to the memory of the Canadian soldiers of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and to all other Canadian combatants who played a part in the Liberation of Putot-en-Bessin on 7 June 1944. Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022.
  • Memorial– Rifleman Napoleon Morin is also commemorated on the Memorial at Putot-en-Bessin, FR … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Photo of Napoleon Morin– Rifleman Napoleon Morin was wounded in Saint Georges-des-Groseillers, Normandy, on June 11, 1944, when a POW. He died at an infirmary (Pont Raymond) on June 14, 1944 and was buried the same day at the civil cemetery in La Chapelle-au-Moine, Normandy.
  • Grave Marker– Grave of Rifleman Napoleon Morin, Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France

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