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June 6, 1944 Killed in Action

The following is the list of the 61 members of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada who died on D-Day, June 6, 1944.

You can also download a pdf copy of Profiles Of Our D-Day Fallen Booklet here.

Service Number RankSurnameFirst/Middle NamesAgeHometown
B138767RiflemanAdamsonRussell Kenneth19Midland, ON
C103118RiflemanAtchisonJohn Wallace24Cornwall, ON
C6002RiflemanBaileyDonald Robert23Brantford, ON
B137985RiflemanBarnardDonald Mckay20Toronto, ON
C120696RiflemanBolsterWilliam John29Brantford, ON
B112617RiflemanBoucherRoland Ernest28Gravelbourg, SK
B64772RiflemanBoyntonDavid William21Collingwood, ON
C100258RiflemanBruyereHector Joseph21Cornwall, ON
B67918RiflemanBurnettRobert Graham25Echo Bay, ON
B64737RiflemanButlerEdgar Dawson26Arkona, ON
B66122RiflemanCalbertWilliam Cuthbertson22Locust Hill, ON
B24397RiflemanCatlingJames Robert26Bar River, ON
B43115RiflemanChambersWalter25Toronto, ON
B88881RiflemanClarkGeorge Thomas33Toronto, ON
B38171RiflemanCoatesHarry James25Hamilton, ON
B149958RiflemanCorvecMedrick Joseph21Rouyn, QC
B64471Lance CorporalCoulterAlan Douglas20Toronto, ON
B63890Lance CorporalCraigLeonard James35Toronto, ON
B64756RiflemanCunninghamErnest Arnold21Toronto, ON
B63746CorporalDaintyJohn William26Barrie, ON
B66059Lance CorporalDalzell George Edward38Toronto, ON
B65612CorporalDavidsonSamuel30Toronto, ON
B64119CorporalDrewClifford Robert28Toronto, ON
C102988RiflemanEamanFred Earl32Wales, ON
B112706RiflemanGarrettEdward Kirk28Toronto, ON
B63615CorporalGibsonJohn Cecil31Toronto, ON
B64462Lance CorporalGourlayDonald Ferguson23Toronto, ON
U1844RiflemanHallSamuel John28Brantford, ON
B63616SergeantHarrisFrederick Bernard23Toronto, ON
B112940RiflemanHigginsCharles Edward20Toronto, ON
B66008RiflemanHildrethAlbert Edward23Toronto, ON
B64477RiflemanHodgeJohn William26Toronto, ON
B38023RiflemanHolmesFrank31Winnipeg, MB
B63608Lance CorporalJacksonClifford Irwin23Toronto, ON
B112565RiflemanKennedyAlbert Wilson23Mimico. ON
B64926RiflemanKennedyWilliam George23Craigmont, ON
B64008RiflemanKirklandJohn Frederick Belton21Toronto, ON
C65492RiflemanLawsonClarke Lynson39Brighton, ON
B143299RiflemanLizonJohn30Toronto, ON
B64089RiflemanMartinJohn Gordon21Pickering, ON
B64328RiflemanMayWilliam Gilbert22Toronto, ON
B66119RiflemanMcCallumRussell George20Toronto, ON
B65040Lance CorporalMcGueyEdelore Graham Dennis23Whitney, ON
B63677Lance CorporalMcKechnieHamilton Arthur26Toronto, ON
B64213Lance SergeantMorrisonGeorge Wilfred28Toronto, ON
B110149RiflemanNewmanCharles George25Toronto, ON
B64006RiflemanNewtonGordon31Toronto, ON
B147464RiflemanPappleRobert P.30Seaforth, ON
B64225RiflemanPethickDonald Ross24Toronto, ON
B134577RiflemanPierceThomas Joseph23Toronto, ON
B66090RiflemanReedDouglas Philip26Toronto, ON
B79124Lance CorporalReedGordon21Toronto, ON
B74554CorporalRocksHugh McCullum40Kirkland Lake, ON
B64309RiflemanRyanSidney Stephen27Toronto, ON
D81532RiflemanShowersJohn26Montreal, QC
B63935Lance SergeantSimpsonJohn Montgomery23Toronto, ON
B64652RiflemanStockHerman22Gibson Reserve, ON
B64929RiflemanSturrockAlbert23Toronto, ON
B110630RiflemanUnderwoodThomas Willis22Toronto, ON
B63753RiflemanWesterbyEdward31Toronto, ON
B63938RiflemanWorthingtonFrederick William36Toronto, ON
Average age25.9

The map below shows the enlistment addresses for those who died on D-Day. They range from Echo Bay, Kirkland Lake, and Sudbury in Northern Ontario to Cambridge and Hamilton, to Montreal.

3 thoughts on “June 6, 1944 Killed in Action”

  1. It should be mentioned that this list omits a possibly greater number of men seriously wounded on June 6 who died later. Also many were Missing In Action instead of KIA because identifiable bodies were never found. It possibly would be more informative to list the names of those who answered active duty roll call on June 5th versus June 7th.


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