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David Henry Alexander Stewart

In memory of:

Lance Corporal David Henry Alexander Stewart

July 25, 1944

France

Military Service


Service Number:

B/75377

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

December 3, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

March 16, 1942
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Lance Sergeant David Dudley Stewart, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, died of wounds on 13 October 1942 and Mary Lillian Stewart of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Lillian, Mabel, Gertrude, Helen and Gunner George Edwin Stewart, Royal Canadian Artillery, killed in action, 21 July 1944.

Commemorated on Page 452 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XV. G. 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.

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  • Grave Marker– Lance Sergeant David Dudley Stewart, Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps, the father of Lance Corporal David Henry Alexander Stewart, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, died of wounds on 18 October 1942.  This is his grave marker at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, United Kingdom.

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