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Harold Lester Pittman

In memory of:

Sapper Harold Lester Pittman

July 21, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/2966

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

7 Field Coy.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 189 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII. F. 10.

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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  • Grave marker– Erected by the W.P.A., this marble shaft memorial at Old United Church cemetery, Britannia (Random Island), NL is dedicated to two local soldiers killed during the Second World War - Harold Lester Pittman and Uriah Malcolm Bailey.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF F-2966 SPR. HAROLD LESTER, KILLED IN ACTION JULY 21ST 1944 AGED 26 YEARS, SON OF AARON AND THE LATE SARAH PITTMAN 

IN ANSWER TO GREAT BRITAIN'S CALL HIS NOBLE LIFE HE GAVE. HIS BODY LIES IN FLANDERS FIELD IN AN HONOURED GRAVE. 

ERECTED BY THE W.P.A. 

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IN LOVING MEMORY OF 
URIAH MALCOLM 
LOST ON S.S. NERISSA, APRIL 27TH 1941 AGED 27 YEARS, SON OF THE LATE GEORGE AND VICTORIA BAILEY. 

GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAT THIS. THAT A MAN LAY DOWN HIS LIFE FOR HIS FRIENDS. 

ST. JOHN 15.13

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=2095

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