Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France)
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Name: Louis George Cottreau Rank: Private Service No: F/76184 Regiment/Service: Le Regiment de Maisonneuve, R.C.I.C. Date of Birth: January 25, 1917 Place of Birth: Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: November 26, 1942 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 25 Height: 5 feet, 8 inches Weight: 157 lbs Complexion: Ruddy Eyes: Brown Hair: Dark Brown Trade: Farmer Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Maurice John Cottreau [Father} Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: July 26, 1944 Age at Death: 28 Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: XVI. B. 6. The 28th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial Listed as George Louis on official records Commemorated on page 280 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 16 Private George Cottreau was the son of Maurice J. and Marguerite Josephine Cottreau of Lower Wedgeport, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. He was the brother of Austin J., Charles Eddie, Marie Therese [Carlson], Marguerite Julie [Newell], Mathilda, and Mary Jane. He served in Canada between November 26, 1942 and May 13, 1943, the United Kingdom between May 14, 1943 and July 2, 1944, and in France from July 3, 1944 until his death. He died of wounds received in action against the enemy and was initially buried at Fleut-Sur-Orne, France.
Louis George Cottreau