Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Gerald Wilfred Rockwood

In memory of:

Sergeant Gerald Wilfred Rockwood

June 20, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

339812

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

10 Squadron

Additional Information


Son of Fred J. and Ethel M. Rockwood, of Grand Falls/Windsor, Newfoundland.

Commemorated on Page 192 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XXIV. D. 5.

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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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Gerald Wilfred Rockwood is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Gerald Wilfred Rockwood is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Picture of Gerald Wilfred Rockwood– Son of Fred J. and Ethel M. Rockwood of Grand Falls/Windsor, Newfoundland.
  • Picture of the First Draft of the Royal Air Force– The first draft of the Royal Air Force in Grand Falls/Windsor,
Newfoundland.  Gerald Rockwood: Third row from front, last man on the right.
  • Grave Marker

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