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Edward Grieg Styffe

In memory of:

Major Edward Grieg Styffe

August 14, 1944
Rouvres, France

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.

Division:

(Motor), R

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 455 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:

X. H. 2.

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– Major Edward Grieg Styffe is also commemorated on the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Press Clipping– Source HAMILTON SPECTATOR, September 9, 1944
  • Group Photo– Hobart, Norma Rochon, Eddie, Ingrid and Roy just before they left for duty in front of family home.
  • Group Photo– from left Roy, Eddie and Hobart just before they left for duty in front of family home.
  • Brothers– From left Hobart, Eddie and Roy in uniform taken in London, England.
  • Photo of Edward Styffe
  • Regimental photo– Officers, The Lake Superior Regiment, M) June, 1944.
  • Photo of Edward Styffe– Eddie on crutches with foot bandaged from motorcycle accident before going overseas.
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Photo of Edward Styffe– Eddie in England just before Invasion
  • Newspaper clipping
  • Origional Grave– Edward Grieg Styffe's first grave in Brettville, France prior to moving to the Cemetery.
  • Original Grave– Major Hobart Styffe, MBE standing in front of Edward Grieg Styffe's grave in France.
  • Newspaper clipping– Miss Ingrid Styffe Jan 1943 newspaper clipping (mention of Edward)
  • Photo of Ingrid Blanchet (nee Styffe)– Ingrid Styffe Blanchet (nee Styffe) at brother's cemetery in France.
  • Remembering her brother– Ingrid Styffe Blanchet (nee Styffe) at brother's headstone in France.
  • Grave Marker
  • Ceremony– May 8, 2001 Ceremony of Main Street renamed to Rue du Major E.G. Styffe. Mayor Marc Alexis gives speech
  • Ceremony– May 8, 2001 ceremony of Main Street renamed Rue du Major E.G. Styffe, children sing O'Canada during the ceremony.
  • Graveside Service– Flowers laid during a service at Edward Grieg Styffe's grave in France.
  • Newspaper clipping– French Newspaper clipping from Ouest-France Mercredi 9 mai 2001
  • Photo of Ingrid Styffe– Sister Ingrid Styffe Blanchet (nee Styffe) standing in front of street sign.
  • Street Sign– Street Sign named after Edward Grieg Styffe in France.
  • Memorial– Lake Superior Regiment - Killed in Action Memorial (Edward listed on)
  • Honour roll
  • Honour roll
  • Honour roll
  • Honour roll
  • Poem– Poem From Normandy, With Thanks read by children at street renaming Ceremony>

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