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Raymond Albert Tiffin

In memory of:

Captain Raymond Albert Tiffin

August 9, 1944

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

British Columbia Regiment, R.C.A.C.

Division:

28th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 462 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XVI. D. 12.

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 RAYMOND ALBERT TIFFIN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RAYMOND ALBERT TIFFIN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RAYMOND ALBERT TIFFIN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RAYMOND ALBERT TIFFIN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RAYMOND ALBERT TIFFIN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Raymond Tiffin– Tiffin, Raymond Albert - Captain. Born 31st December, 1914, at Dresden, Ont. Educated at Dresden Continuation School. Entered the service of the Bank 16th July, 1934. Served at Dresden and Barrie, Ont. Enlisted 20th August, 1940, from the latter branch in 28th Canadian Armoured Regiment. Lieutenant in October, 1942; Captain in January, 1944. Trained at Camp Borden, Ont. Overseas in October, 1942. Landed in France 31st July, 1944.  
Posthumously MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES  In recognition of Gallant and Distinguished Services (Canada Gazette, 3rd February, 1945)  Killed in action in France 9th August, 1944. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

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