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Anthony George Surette

In memory of:

Private Anthony George Surette

August 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/9492

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born 16 April 1913 at Wedgeport, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Son of Daniel and the late Artinse Surette, of Wedgeport, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. He was the brother of Bernie Lawrence, Willie, Mamie, Sister Joseph Mary, Adelaide and Mary May. Enlisted 10 December 1942 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He stated he was single and employed as a fisherman and carpenter. He served in Canada from 17 April 1944 to 25 May 1944, in the United Kingdom from 26 May 1944 to 17 July 1944 and in Northwest Europe from 18 July 1944 until his death.

Commemorated on Page 456 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:

XVII. F. 1.

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 ANTHONY GEORGE SURETTE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– A photograph of the headstone at the Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)

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