Beny-Sur-Mer Cemetery

Underwood, Thomas Willis

B110630 Rifleman Thomas Willis Underwood was born on 10 November 1922 in Cedar Grove, Ontario, the son of Robert Walter Underwood and Della Jarvis. He came from a large family of 4 sisters and 8 brothers – one of which served in the Navy.

He left school at age 14 and when he enlisted, had been working as a factory hand at Farrington Manufacturers for five years.

Underwood enlisted as a reinforcement on 2 April 1942 in Toronto. He trained in St Johns and Camp Borden before arriving in the United Kingdom on 7 October 1942 and being posted to The Queen’s Own Rifles on 4 December 1942. He continued various individual and regimental training for the next year and a half.

Rifleman Underwood landed on Juno Beach on D-Day, 5 Jun 1944 and died of wounds received in action, aged 22. He is buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, grave reference X. D. 14.

"In Pace Paratus – In Peace Prepared"

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