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Denis Ouellette

In memory of:

Trooper Denis Ouellette

August 21, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

M/105696

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

South Alberta Regiment, R.C.A.C.

Division:

29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Leo and Florida Ouellette, of Bonnyville, Alberta.

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:

XVII. B. 12.

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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  • Grave Marker– Trooper Denis Ouellette (23 yrs. old)
Service # M/105696
Army
Unit:  South Alberta Regiment, R.C.A.C.
Division:  29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regt.
Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref.:  XVII, B, 12
  • Grave Marker– Grave headstone
  • Book– Book at cemetary entrance
  • Photo of DENIS OUELLETTE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– letter from King George VI to mother, 1944

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