Oliver Roland Donogh was the son of Wallace Donogh.  He was killed in France in World War II during the battle of the Denoument,  part of the D-Day follow on fighting after the Normandy landing.  On this particular battle,  the Canadians were assigned  to take the road between Caen and Falaise,  and it is here that Oliver Roland Donogh is buried. 

                The following information is contained on the Commonwealth War Graves Web site.

In memory of
 OLIVER ROLAND DONOGH
Lieutenant
who died on July 19, 1944.

Service Number: N/A
Age: 22
Force:  Army
Regiment: Royal Winnipeg Rifles
Unit:  N/A
Citation:  N/A
Additional Information:  Son of the Revd. Wallace R. Donogh and Mabel Ida
Donogh, of Glenboro, Manitoba.
Honours and Awards: N/A


Commemorated on Page 293 of the
Second World War Book of Remembrance.


Burial Information:
Cemetery:
BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE
CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France
Grave Reference: XVII. D. 4.
Location: This cemetery lies on the west side of the main road from Caen to
Falaise (route N158) about 14 kilometres south of Caen 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 and just north
of the village of Cintheaux. 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, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site, of which 2,872 are
Canadian, 80 British, 4 Australian, 1 New Zealand and 1 French.
Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

The Cemetery at Cintheaux

 

The Grave of Oliver Roland Donogh                 Some of the other 2872

 

Roland's Service file (Courtesy of Collections Canada )

 

Roland is also listed with war casualties honoured with a memorial
in Rivers, Manitoba . Click for details

 

Donogh Island

 

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