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John Robert Worthington

In memory of:

Major John Robert Worthington

August 18, 1944

Military Service


Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

28th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Born:

September 15, 1915
Vancouver, British Columbia

Enlistment:

January 27, 1940
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Dr. George H. and Ada Matilda (Marshall) Worthington of Vancouver, British Columbia. Husband of Lena Worthington of Orangeville, Ontario.

Brother of Lieutenant Colonel Donald Grant Worthington, who died while serving with the British Columbia Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 483 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIX. F. 2.

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 JOHN ROBERT WORTHINGTON– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Id card– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star February 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker
  • Medals
  • Photo of John Robert Worthington– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Cemetery– The Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, located 20 kilometres south of Caen, France.  (J. Stephens)

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