Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Albert Tweyman

In memory of:

Private Albert Tweyman

August 8, 1944

France

Military Service


Service Number:

A/61500

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

September 12, 1919
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 20, 1942

Son of Harry and Rose Tweyman of Toronto, Ontario. Brother of Ruth, Sam, Dave, Esther, Fay, Anne and Pte Jack Tweyman.

Commemorated on Page 466 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. H. 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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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Obituary– Albert Tweyman is honoured on page 78 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca

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