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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. SAS Pascoe, Henry James (Sam)

    SURNAME Pascoe FORENAME Henry James (Sam) UNIT 1 SAS (B Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 5729548 DATE OF DEATH 8th July 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born 22.2.1916 Wellington,Somerset son of...
  5. SAS O'Reilly, James

    SURNAME O'Reilly FORENAME James UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 1602722 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Republic of Ireland foster son of Michael and...
  6. SAS Ogg, Joseph

    SURNAME Ogg FORENAME Joseph UNIT 1 SAS (B Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 11006397 DATE OF DEATH 8th July 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Royal Artillery born 2.12.1922 Alves,Morayshire...
  7. SAS Miller, Ronald

    SURNAME Miller FORENAME Ronald UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 1578003 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Glamorgan resided Glamorgan Op.Gain -...
  8. SAS Macfarlane, Charles

    SURNAME Macfarlane FORENAME Charles UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 215922 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 34 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Clackmannanshire resided Dunbartonshire...
  9. SAS McBride, Dominic

    SURNAME McBride FORENAME Dominic UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 14643720 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Republic of Ireland son of John and Mary...
  10. SAS Law, George Dalton

    SURNAME Law FORENAME George Dalton UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 3603627 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Salford,Lancashire son of Arthur and Annie...
  11. SAS Hayes, George Malgwyn

    SURNAME Hayes FORENAME George Malgwyn UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 6085839 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Welch Regiment born Glamorgan son of...
  12. SAS Hall, Wallace Albert

    SURNAME Hall FORENAME Wallace Albert UNIT 2 SAS (A Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 5337039 DATE OF DEATH 18th August 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Royal Berkshire Regiment former...
  13. SAS Gale, Donald Maurice

    SURNAME Gale FORENAME Donald Maurice UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 5726852 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Dorsetshire Regiment born Dorsetshire...
  14. SAS Dunkley, Frank Wilfred

    SURNAME Dunkley FORENAME Frank Wilfred UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Sergeant NUMBER 7889452 DATE OF DEATH 8th August 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born 11.04.1921, Northamptonshire former...
  15. SAS Creaney, William John

    SURNAME Creaney FORENAME William John UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 7019654 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born Co.Antrim,Northern Ireland son of...
  16. SAS Cairns, Leslie George

    SURNAME Cairns FORENAME Leslie George UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Leutenant NUMBER 164967 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Royal Artillery born Stirling...
  17. SAS Bryson, William (Barney)

    SURNAME Bryson FORENAME William (Barney) UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Corporal NUMBER 2880083 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Royal Scots Greys (2 Royal...
  18. SAS Brook, Harold

    SURNAME Brook FORENAME Harold UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 2615070 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Grenadier Guards born...
  19. SAS Bowen, John Seymour

    SURNAME Bowen FORENAME John Seymour UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 899930 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps former Royal Artillery born Staffordshire...
  20. SAS Arbuckle, James Fleming Spiers

    SURNAME Arbuckle FORENAME James Fleming Spiers UNIT 1 SAS (D Squadron) RANK Private NUMBER 2985863 DATE OF DEATH 17th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Army Air Corps born West Lothian son of Robert and...
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