Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery

Papple, Robert Pearson

B147464 Rifleman Robert Pearson Papple was born on 2 March 1914 in Tuckersmith, Huron, Ontario, the son of David Gordon Papple and Isabella Monk. He was from a large family of six sisters and four brothers. He left school at age 13 having completed Grade 7.

Papple worked as a general factory labourer for a shell casings factory when he enlisted on 27 May 1943. He trained in Brantford and Camp Borden before arriving overseas as a reinforcement on 11 March 1944.

He was taken on strength with The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada on 26 May 1944 – just 11 days before the invasion of Normandy.

Rifleman Papple landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, 6 June 1944 and was killed in action, at age 30. He is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference I. F. 5.


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