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. ARMY CDOS Stewart, James Macdonald

    SURNAME Stewart FORENAME James Macdonald UNIT 6 Commando RANK Driver NUMBER T/227438 DATE OF DEATH 8th June 1944 AGE 32 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Army Service Corps born Perth son of William and Catherine...
  2. ARMY CDOS Mynheer, Frederick Robert Charles

    SURNAME Mynheer FORENAME Frederick Robert Charles UNIT 4 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 14241865 DATE OF DEATH 20th June 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 12 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment) born Kent son...
  3. ARMY CDOS Meredith, William Gordon

    SURNAME Meredith FORENAME William Gordon UNIT 4 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 14403218 DATE OF DEATH 25th July 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Bayeux War Cemetery,France II.M.5 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Welch Regiment born Swansea,Glamorgan resided Swansea,Glamorgan son of...
  4. ARMY CDOS McDonald, Alexander

    SURNAME McDonald FORENAME Alexander UNIT 3 Commando RANK Guardsman NUMBER 2696459 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 12 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Scots Guards born Aberdeenshire son of Edwin and Helen...
  5. ARMY CDOS Lloyd, Frank

    SURNAME Lloyd FORENAME Frank UNIT 4 Commando RANK Lance Sergeant NUMBER 2621383 DATE OF DEATH 20th June 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 12 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Grenadier Guards born Bolton,Lancashire son of I. and Mrs Lloyd...
  6. ARMY CDOS Lawrence, Ernest Richard

    SURNAME Lawrence FORENAME Ernest Richard UNIT 10 Commando (X Troop) attached 3 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 6387016 DATE OF DEATH 23rd June 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 16 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION true name Lenel,Ernst Richard parent...
  7. ARMY CDOS Lambert, Clifford

    SURNAME Lambert FORENAME Clifford UNIT 3 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 3653898 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 17 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Highland Light Infantry born Preston.Lancashire resided...
  8. ARMY CDOS Jennings, Harold Charles Henry

    SURNAME Jennings FORENAME Harold Charles Henry UNIT 4 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 6213673 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 16 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Middlesex Regiment born London E son of John Edward and...
  9. ARMY CDOS Gowans, David

    SURNAME Gowans FORENAME David UNIT 3 Commando RANK Guardsman NUMBER 2696232 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 12 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Scots Guards born Dundee son of Ann Gowans,Glasgow died Normandy
  10. ARMY CDOS Evans, Arthur David Henry

    SURNAME Evans FORENAME Arthur David Henry UNIT 3 Commando RANK Fusilier NUMBER 4209975 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 14 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Welch Fusiliers born Cardiff resided Cardiff died Normandy
  11. ARMY CDOS Coulson, Albert

    SURNAME Coulson FORENAME Albert UNIT 3 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 5891321 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 16 Column 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Northamptonshire Regiment born Cambridgeshire resided Cambridgeshire son...
  12. ARMY CDOS Connor, Edward

    SURNAME Connor FORENAME Edward UNIT 6 Commando (4 Troop) RANK Private NUMBER 14554281 DATE OF DEATH 6th June 1944 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 12 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit 8 Bn Royal Scots born Edinburgh resided Edinburgh son of Edward...
  13. ARMY CDOS Bowler, Walter Stanley

    SURNAME Bowler FORENAME Walter Stanley UNIT 3 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 10548172 DATE OF DEATH 8th June 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 18 Column 3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers born Derbyshire...
  14. ARMY CDOS Arlen, Richard George

    SURNAME Arlen FORENAME Richard George UNIT 10 Commando (X Troop) attached 45 RM Commando RANK Private NUMBER 6436363 DATE OF DEATH 7th June 1944 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Bayeux Memorial,France Panel 15 Column 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Sussex Regiment true name...
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