bayeux memorial

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944. The BAYEUX MEMORIAL stands opposite the cemetery and bears the names of more than 1,800 men of the Commonwealth land forces who died in the early stages of the campaign and have no known grave. They died during the landings in Normandy, during the intense fighting in Normandy itself, and during the advance to the River Seine in August. There was little actual fighting in Bayeux although it was the first French town of importance to be liberated. BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY is the largest Commonwealth cemetery of the Second World War in France and contains burials brought in from the surrounding districts and from hospitals that were located nearby. The cemetery contains 4,144 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 338 of them unidentified. There are also 505 war graves of other nationalities, the majority German. The Memorial was designed by P.D. Hepworth and unveiled by The Duke of Gloucester on 5 June 1955.
  1. PARAS Bibby, Edward Mason

    SURNAME Bibby FORENAME Edward Mason UNIT 13 Bn RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 242993 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Lancashire son of Edward and Florence Bibby,Heysham,Lancashire KIA Normandy...
  2. PARAS O'Brien-Hitching, Gordon Harry

    SURNAME O'Brien-Hitching FORENAME Gordon Harry UNIT 13 Bn RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 109882 DATE OF DEATH 12th July 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born "Other European Countries" (PRO) resided Surrey son of Captain J.,MC...
  3. PARAS Farmer, Roy Kenneth

    SURNAME Farmer FORENAME Roy Kenneth UNIT 13 Bn (HQ Company) RANK Private NUMBER 14627663 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Southampton,Hampshire resided Southampton,Hampshire son of John and...
  4. PARAS York, George Eric

    SURNAME York FORENAME George Eric UNIT 9 Bn (Royal Army Medical Corps,attached) RANK Private NUMBER 7363459 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Manchester resided Manchester son of Robert and...
  5. PARAS Wise, Dennis Walter Henry

    SURNAME Wise FORENAME Dennis Walter Henry UNIT 9 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 6216032 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London EC resided Kent KIA Normandy
  6. PARAS Smith, Thomas William

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Thomas William UNIT 9 Bn (A Company) RANK Corporal NUMBER 4394622 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 13.4.1915 Hartlepool,Co Durham (Yorkshire in PRO) resided Yorkshire...
  7. PARAS Parris, Maurice William

    SURNAME Parris FORENAME Maurice William UNIT 9 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 6354232 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 18 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Kent son of William E. and Maria Parris,Bexley,kent KIA Normandy
  8. PARAS Dowling, Michael Joseph

    SURNAME Dowling FORENAME Michael Joseph UNIT 9 Bn RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 237706 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London resided Birmingham son of William and Mary...
  9. PARAS Adsett, George David

    SURNAME Adsett FORENAME George David UNIT 9 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 6410372 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Middlesex son of Charles and Ellen Kate Adsett,Storrington,Sussex KIA Normandy
  10. PARAS Wright, Kenneth George

    SURNAME Wright FORENAME Kenneth George UNIT HQ 3 Parachute Brigade (Parachute Regiment,attached) RANK Private NUMBER 5835418 DATE OF DEATH 15th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born London E resided London E son...
  11. CANADIAN PARA Wilson, Irwin Gordon

    SURNAME Wilson FORENAME Irwin Gordon UNIT RANK Private NUMBER A/76154 DATE OF DEATH 10th June 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 27 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Ross M. and Myrtle V. Wilson,Picton,Ontario born 1924 KIA Normandy
  12. CANADIAN PARA Neufeld, Leslie Abram

    SURNAME Neufeld FORENAME Leslie Abram UNIT RANK Private NUMBER L/74243 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 27 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Nipawin,Saskatchewan born 17.1.1922 Lost River District,Saskatchewan son of Henry G...
  13. CANADIAN PARA MacInnis, Alexander Joseph (Scotty)

    SURNAME MacInnis FORENAME Alexander Joseph (Scotty) UNIT RANK Private NUMBER F/31928 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 27 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Daniel and Jane MacInnis,572 Alexandra Street,Sydney,Nova Scotia...
  14. PARAS Billington, Thomas Wilson (Tom)

    SURNAME Billington FORENAME Thomas Wilson (Tom) UNIT 8 Bn RANK Private NUMBER 6354301 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born Birkenhead,Cheshire resided London SE KIA Normandy
  15. SOE Hubble, Desmond Ellis

    SURNAME Hubble FORENAME Desmond Ellis UNIT RF Section SOE RANK Captain NUMBER 109634 DATE OF DEATH 11th September 1944 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 19 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Intelligence Corps born 4.2.1910 Barnes,South London born...
  16. SOE Beauregard, Alcide

    SURNAME Beauregard FORENAME Alcide UNIT F Section SOE RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 20th August 1944 AGE GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 27 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit General List,Royal Canadian Infantry Corps born 25.3.1917 full name...
  17. ARMY CDOS Clarke, Ernest Desmond

    SURNAME Clarke FORENAME Ernest Desmond UNIT R.M. Commando RANK Captain NUMBER 41313 DATE OF DEATH 8th July 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 27 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit South African Instructional Corps son of Charles H. and Aldyth...
  18. SAS Wortley, Reginald Josiah

    SURNAME Wortley FORENAME Reginald Josiah UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 4863732 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born 1920, Leicestershire son of Edwin...
  19. SAS Williams, John Reginald Bernard

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME John Reginald Bernard UNIT 1 SAS (B Squadron) RANK Corporal NUMBER 2066732 DATE OF DEATH 8th July 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Royal Engineers born...
  20. SAS Rogers, John Kenneth

    SURNAME Rogers FORENAME John Kenneth UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 1835335 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Doncaster,Yorkshire son of Vere Warner...
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