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Gerald Willis Stewart

In memory of:

Private Gerald Willis Stewart

June 9, 1944


France

Military Service


Service Number:

K/66469

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Division:

!st

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War medal, CVSM and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

June 22, 1921
Conquest, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 28, 1942
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Ernest William and Irene Anna(nee Walker) Stewart. Brother of Lloyd, Wilbert, Ross, Earl, Wilma, and Enid.

Commemorated on Page 453 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:

VI. C. 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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  • Photo of Gerald Willis Stewart– This Photo was taken in Salmon Arm, British Columbia, shortly before deploying overseas.

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