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Allan Owens

In memory of:

Rifleman Allan Owens

June 11, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

L/105551

Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Winnipeg Rifles

Additional Information


Son of Arthur Benson Owens and Kate Leona Owens, of Lucky Lake, Saskatchewan; husband of Amy May Owens, of Lucky Lake.

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:

XXIII. G. 7.

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 ALLAN OWENS– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Witness statement– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Rifleman Allan Owens is also commemorated on the Memorial at Putot-en-Bessin, FR … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • 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.
  • Photo of ALLAN OWENS– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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