Normandy British Commonwealth War Cemeteries in Calvados, France
2010 Canadian Army, 15 Canadian Air Force, 3 British Army, 1 Royal Air Force and 1 French civilian.
A total of 19 burials are Unidentified.
Honours and Awards
1 Efficiency Decoration, 1 Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar, 1 Distinguished Service Order,
1 Member of the Order of the British Empire, 1 Military Cross, 2 Distinguished Flying Cross,
4 Military Medals, 9 Mentioned in Despatches.
Cemetery and Casualty Information
Beny-sur-Mer War Canadian War Cemetery was designed by architect Philip D. Hepworth and was built and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The majority of burials (2,043) in this cemetery are Canadian, many from the Canadian 3rd Infantry Division who died in the first weeks of June 1944. 297 were killed on D-Day, Tuesday 6th June 1944.
Casualties range from 17 to 47 years of age. They are 7 pairs of brothers buried in this cemetery and 1 set of 3 brothers, 11 who had brothers who also fell elsewhere during the Second World War, 1 brother who lost two other brothers elsewhere in the Second World War and 1 who lost a father in the First World War.