dieppe canadian war cemetery

First Into Action
By Duncan Falconer
Albanian Assignment
By David Smiley
Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery
LOCATIONHautot-sur-Mer, Departement de la Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France Show Map
MEMORIALS771 added (59% photographed)
CEMETERY ID2197239

The Dieppe Raid of 18-19 August 1942 was the first large scale daylight assault on a strongly held objective on the Continent since the Allied withdrawal of 1940. The objectives of the raid were the destruction the Dieppe defences and neighbouring radar and aerodrome installations, the raiding of a German divisional headquarters close by and the capture of prisoners. The largely Canadian military force undertook the main assault on Dieppe itself, with flanking assaults by Commando units and additional Canadian battalions to the east and west of the town intended to neutralise batteries that commanded the direct approach. Support was provided by more than 250 naval vessels and 69 air squadrons. Only the assaulting parties on the extreme flanks came within reasonable reach of their ambitious objectives and casualties were very heavy, with more than 3,600 of the military force of 6,100 killed, wounded, missing or captured. Naval casualties numbered 550.

Many of those who died in the raid are buried at Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, where 948 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War are now buried or commemorated. Other casualties of the raid are at Rouen, where some of the wounded were taken to hospital.
  1. DAMBUSTERS Peltier, Joseph Ovila

    SURNAME Peltier FORENAME Joseph Ovila UNIT 617 Squadron,R.C.A.F. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER J/17546 DATE OF DEATH 31st July 1944 AGE 26 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France N.29 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Rene and Emilie Renaud Peltier,Windsor,Ontario,Canada...
  2. SOE Wyatt, David Alexander

    SURNAME Wyatt FORENAME David Alexander UNIT SOE Liaison Officer with Combined Operations HQ RANK Major NUMBER 50842 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 30 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France L.9 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Engineers born 9.10.1911...
  3. RM CDOS Riddle, Albert Harrison Invincible

    SURNAME Riddle FORENAME Albert Harrison Invincible UNIT "A" Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 3021 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France D.48 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of John E. and May Riddle,Middlesbrough,Yorkshire KIA Dieppe
  4. RM CDOS Powell, Wallace William Alfred

    SURNAME Powell FORENAME Wallace William Alfred UNIT "A" Commando RANK Marine NUMBER CH/X 3243 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 20 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France D.47 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Ernest and Elizebath(?) Powell,Leamington Spa,Warwickshire...
  5. RM CDOS Over, Derrick George

    SURNAME Over FORENAME Derrick George UNIT "A" Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, France E.6 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Dr William Pigg, LRCP and Marian Josephine Over, Godalming, Surrey...
  6. RM CDOS Orman, Peter William

    SURNAME Orman FORENAME Peter William UNIT "A" Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 107304 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 19 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France G.19 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Albert Ernest and Agnes Emma Orman,Totton,Hampshire KIA Dieppe
  7. RM CDOS Gotts, Eric William

    SURNAME Gotts FORENAME Eric William UNIT "A" Commando RANK Marine NUMBER PO/X 2274 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, France A.30 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of William Edward and Gertrude Gotts, Suffield, Norfolk KIA Dieppe
  8. RM CDOS Everall, Henry John

    SURNAME Everall FORENAME Henry John UNIT "A" Commando RANK Corporal NUMBER PLY/X 2081 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 24 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, France H.3 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.06.1918, Bodenham, Herefordshire, UK KIA Dieppe
  9. RM CDOS Beesley, Jack

    SURNAME Beesley FORENAME Jack UNIT "A" Commando RANK Sergeant NUMBER CH/X 844 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France A.10 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 15.09.1914, Walthamstow, Essex, UK son of John Edwin Thomas and Gertrude...
  10. ARMY CDOS Whatley, John

    SURNAME Whatley FORENAME John UNIT 4 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 5387562 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France Sp.Mem.No 1 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry born Oxford...
  11. ARMY CDOS Wall, William

    SURNAME Wall FORENAME William UNIT 3 Commando RANK Gunner NUMBER 5257434 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 29 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France F.66 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Artillery born Smethwick son of Robert and Lilian Wall husband of...
  12. ARMY CDOS Tucker, George Arthur

    SURNAME Tucker FORENAME George Arthur UNIT 4 Commando RANK Signalman NUMBER 2586214 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France Ste Marguerite-sur-Mer Churchyard Memorial ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Corps of Signals...
  13. ARMY CDOS Thomas, James Howard

    SURNAME Thomas FORENAME James Howard UNIT 3 Commando (attached from R.A.) RANK Captain NUMBER 71046 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France D.62 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Artillery born India resided London SE...
  14. ARMY CDOS Sutton, George Henry

    SURNAME Sutton FORENAME George Henry UNIT 4 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 4347101 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 25 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France C.58 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit East Yorkshire Regiment born Hull,Yorkshire son of G.W. and Mrs...
  15. ARMY CDOS Rhodes, Francis Mons

    SURNAME Rhodes FORENAME Francis Mons UNIT 3 Commando RANK Private NUMBER 5956694 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 27 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France F.71 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment born London SE resided...
  16. ARMY CDOS Bate, George

    SURNAME Bate FORENAME George UNIT 10 Commando (X Troop),attached A (RM) Commando RANK Private NUMBER 13801860 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France C.44 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION true name Oppelt,Gustav parent unit 93 Company...
  17. ARMY CDOS Mills, Joseph Wallace

    SURNAME Mills FORENAME Joseph Wallace UNIT 3 Commando RANK Lance Sergeant NUMBER 5942738 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 41 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France F.67 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment born Oxfordshire...
  18. ARMY CDOS Mills, Alexander

    SURNAME Mills FORENAME Alexander UNIT 4 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 3777204 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 21 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France C.60 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit South Lancashire Regiment born Liverpool son of Edward and...
  19. ARMY CDOS Heckman, Edward Percy Henry

    SURNAME Heckman FORENAME Edward Percy Henry UNIT 4 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 5344513 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 28 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France F.59 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Berkshire Regiment born Reading,Berkshire son...
  20. ARMY CDOS Harding, Richard

    SURNAME Harding FORENAME Richard UNIT 3 Commando RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 7888531 DATE OF DEATH 19th August 1942 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery,France E.46 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Armoured Corps born Leicester son of George and Fanny...
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