Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery

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Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery

Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. It is located 15 kilometres north-west of Caen and 18 kilometres east of Bayeux and 3.5 kilometres south of Courseulles, a village on the sea coast. The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres southeast of the cemetery. The bus service between Caen and Arromanches (via Reviers and Ver-sur-Mer) passes the cemetery. It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944; on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. There are a total of 2048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery.

  1. Adamson, B/138767 Rifleman Russell Kenneth. d. 6 June 1944; Grave I. G. 3. (WWII – D-Day aged 19)
  2. Atchison, C/103118 Rifleman John Wallace, d. 5 June 1944; Grave VI. D. 2. (WWII – D-Day)
  3. Dalzell, B/66059 Corporal George Edward, d. 6 June 1944: Grave I. E. 15. There is also a memorial to him in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto. (WWII – KIA D-Day)
  4. Harris, B/63616 Sergeant Frederick Bernard, d. 6 June 1944: Grave I. C. 4. (WWII D-Day)
  5. McCallum, B/66119 Rifleman Russell George d. 6 June 1944: Grave I.B.4 (WWII D-Day)
  6. Mercer,  B134826 Rifleman Walter Howard d. 25 June 1944; Grave XV. C. 16 (WWII)
  7. Simpson, B63935 Lance Sergeant John Montgomery, d. 6 June 1944; Grave V. B. 15. (WWII-D-Day)
  8. Westlake, B/68737 Rifleman Albert Norman. d. 11 June 1944; Grave III. D. 8 (WWII)
  9. Westlake, B/131131 Rifleman Thomas Lee, D. 11 June 1944; Grave III. D. 7 (WWII)
Toronto Cemetery, Demuin, Somme

Demuin is a village and commune in the Department of the Somme in the valley of the Luce to the east of Domart. TORONTO CEMETERY is 2 kilometres north of Demuin village, in the fields.

  1. McArthur, 19238 Private Fred, d. 8 Aug 1918; Grave B.18 (WWI)

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