Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France)
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Name: George Leonard Fitzgerald Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C. Service No: F/35487 Date of Birth: June 6, 1921 Place of Birth: Comeau’s Hill, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Enlistment: March 28, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Halifax, NS Address At Enlistment: Comeau’s Hill, Yarmouth Co., NS Age at Enlistment: 19 Height: 5 feet, 5 inches Weight: 132 lbs Complexion: Dark Eyes: Brown Hair: Black Trade: Fisherman Marital Status: Single Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: Mrs. Irene Fitzgerald [Mother] Comeau’s Hill, Yarmouth Co., NS Date of Death: August 10, 1944 Age at Death: 23 Cemetery: Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (Calvados, France) Grave Reference: X. F. 15. Commemorated on page 305 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 29 The 40th name on the WWII list of the Yarmouth War Memorial (Leonard G. on the Yarmouth War Memorial) Private George Leonard Fitzgerald was the son of John R. Fitzgerald and Irene Muise Fitzgerald of Comeau’s Hill, Yarmouth Co., NS. He was a brother of Clifford, Milford, and Edna Fitzgerald. He served in Canada between March 28, 1941, and October 26, 1942, transferred to the Canadian Army Overseas October 27, 1942, and disembarked in the United Kingdom on November 4, 1942, served in the UK until July 20, 1944, and in France between July 21, 1944, and August 10, 1944. He was killed in action while serving in France. He was initially buried at St. Pierre-Sur-Dives, France.
George Leonard Fitzgerald
Sources and Information: Canadian Virtual War Memorial Photos of G. L. Fitzgerald, courtesy of Alice Clairmont and Diane Jacquard