Canadian Virtual War Memorial

David Seitz

In memory of:

Gunner David Seitz

August 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/105145

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

3 Medium Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph Leo Seitz and Winonah Seitz, of Toronto, Ontario. B.A. (University of Toronto).

Commemorated on Page 439 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XVI. H. 6.

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 David Seitz – David Seitz(on right). Photo taken with my father Victor Ralston somewhere in Holland in 1944 shortly before David's death.
  • Memorial Plaque – The memorial at De La Salle College (Oaklands) Toronto to the former students killed in the Second World War.
  • Photo of David Seitz – From:  University of Toronto Memorial Book Second World War 1939-1945. 
The book was published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto.  
Submitted with permission, by Operation Picture Me.

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