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Ivan Samuel Wagner

In memory of:

Private Ivan Samuel Wagner

July 18, 1944

France

Military Service


Service Number:

B/43079

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Regiment of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Citation(s):

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

Additional Information


Born:

November 15, 1916
Teeterville, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 9, 1940
Brantford, Ontario

Son of Bruce and Nora (nee Boswell) Wagner (1965 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Teeterville, Ontario.

Brother of John Arthur, Mary Louise and Nora Viola.

His family also lost Private Bruce Howard Wagner, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada, killed in action January 31, 1945 and Private Harry Everett Wagner, Royal Regiment of Canada, died of wounds August 12, 1944.

Commemorated on Page 470 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

V. A. 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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Ivan Wagner
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ivan Samuel Wagner– In Memory of the men from Norfolk County who gave their lives in World War II.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– In Memory of the men from Norfolk County who gave their lives in World War II.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.

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