Roland Donogh was the son of Wallace Donogh.
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
following information is contained on the Commonwealth
War Graves Web site.
OLIVER ROLAND DONOGH
who died on July 19, 1944.
Service Number: N/A
Regiment: Royal Winnipeg Rifles
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.
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
of the village of Cintheaux. The village of Bretteville lies 3
south-west of the Cemetery. Buried here are those who died during
stages of the battle of Normandy, the capture of Caen and the
southwards (led initially by the 4th Canadian and 1st Polish
Divisions), to close the Falaise Gap, and thus seal off the
fighting desperately to escape being trapped west of the Seine.
unit of Canadian 2nd Corps is represented in the Cemetery. There
3,000, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site, of which
Canadian, 80 British, 4 Australian, 1 New Zealand and 1 French.
Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves
The Cemetery at
Grave of Oliver Roland Donogh
Some of the other 2872
Roland's Service file (Courtesy of
Collections Canada )
- Name: DONOGH, OLIVER ROLAND
- Age: 22
- Date of Birth: 1922
- Date of Death: 19 Jul 1944
- Rank: Lieutenant
- Unit: Royal Winnipeg Rifles, R.C.I.C.
- Force: Army
- Service Number: H41821
- Reference: R112
- Volume: 30526
- Extra Information: Son of the Revd. Wallace R. Donogh and
Mabel Ida Donogh, of Glenboro, Manitoba.
Roland is also listed with war casualties honoured with a
Manitoba . Click for details
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