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Albert Douglas Philip

In memory of:

Private Albert Douglas Philip

August 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

H/105699

Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

South Saskatchewan Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Alexander and Helen Ann Philip, of Old Meldrum, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Born in 1912. Enlisted in 1942. Killed in Action at Caen, Falaise, France, Aug. 28th, 1944 at age 32.

Commemorated on Page 416 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:

XIX. E. 14.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– Photo of H105699 Pte Albert D. Philip who served with the South Saskatchewan Regt. R.C.I.C.  
Born in Old Meldrum Scotland in 1912.  Enlisted at Winnipeg Man. in 1942.  Killed in Action at Caenes Fallais France Aug. 28th 1944 at age 32.  Photo is from Page 47 of the Pierson Man. Community tribute book.
  • Tribute book– Front cover of the Pierson Man. Community tribute book. Printed 1946.
  • 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)

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