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Arthur James Venn

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Arthur James Venn

August 21, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/87754

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

180 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Albert Ernest and Alice May Venn of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Clara Isobel Venn of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 468 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:

XXIII. B. 7.

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

  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ARTHUR JAMES VENN– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Identification– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ARTHUR JAMES VENN– This is the picture of Arthur James Venn ( he went by Jim), This picture is from his daughter Gail Greenwood and his grand and grand grand kids on her side. His portrait is in everyone of our homes including his daughter Diane who is still alive. Gail has passed away two years ago.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Arthur James Venn is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Arthur James Venn is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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