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 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...
  2. 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...