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Douglas Acel Orser

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Douglas Acel Orser

July 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

C/101066

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

June 15, 1918
Copper Cliff, Ontario

Son of Edward Hartwick and Zella Orser of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Flying Officer Stuart Thomas Orser, 76th Squadron, Mrs. Edith Gertrude Porcheron and Mrs. Charles D. Cashman.

Commemorated on Page 409 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:

XV. F. 13.

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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