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In Memory of

James Alexander Duffus

Serjeant
2876072
5/7th Bn., Gordon Highlanders
who died on
Monday, 28th August 1944. Age 32.

Additional Information: Son of George and Margaret Duffus, of Auchenblae, Kincardineshire.


Commemorative Information

Cemetery: ST. DESIR WAR CEMETERY
Grave Reference/
Panel Number:
II. A. 7.
Location: St Desir is a village on the N13 to Caen, 4 kilometres west of Lisieux. The war cemetery is about one kilometre west of the village and lies on a secondary road, the D159.

Historical Information: Most of the burials date from the end of August 1944, from the time when the Allies were starting their drive from Normandy to the Seine.

There are now a small number of 1914-18 and nearly 600, 1939-45 war casualties commemorated in this site.

There were brought into this cemetery 78 burials of the 1939-45 War and 4 of the 1914-18 War from Chartres (St. Cheron) Communal Cemetery.

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