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William Sullivan

In memory of:

Private William Sullivan

June 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

C/21423

Age:

42

Force:

Army

Unit:

Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa

Additional Information


Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Sullivan; Husband of Violet May Sullivan, of Ottawa, Ontario.

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:

XXVI. H. 4.

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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  • Grave Marker– This is William "Bill" Sullivan's Gravestone in France
  • Dogtags and Prayer Cross– This is a picture of William "Bill" John Sullivan's dogtags and prayer cross.
  • Memorial Cross– This is the widow's cross given to Violet Sullivan upon the death of her husband.
  • Photo of William "Bill" John Sullivan.
  • Medals– These are Wiliam "Bill"'s war medals.

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