Bayeux Memorial

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Bayeux Memorial
Cemetery Bayeux memorial.jpg
Year established: 1944
Country: France
Location: Bayeux, Calvados
Coordinates: 49°16′25″N 00°42′52″W / 49.27361, -0.71444
Type: Public
Owned by: Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Bayeux Memorial stands opposite the Bayeux War Cemetery and commemorates more than 1,808 casualties of the Commonwealth forces who died in the Battle of Normandy and have no known grave.[1] The memorial was erected in white stone and bears a Latin epitaph along the frieze in reference to William the Conqueror and the Invasion of England in 1066. The translation reads: “We, once conquered by William, have now set free the Conqueror’s native land.”

The following members of the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals are commemorated here.

Engraved Name Service Number Rank and Name Inscription Location
Beauregard, Alcide grave marker.jpg
Lt A. Beauregard Panel 27 Column 3
Burkett, Ronald grave marker.jpg
M101928 Sigmn R. Burkett Panel 21, Column 2.
Cole, Wilfred Laurence grave marker.jpg
K66278 LCpl W.L. Cole Panel 21, Column 2.
Farrell, Howard Keith grave marker.jpg
M26514 Sigmn H.K. Farrell Panel 21, Column 2.
Hauk, Norman Archibald grave marker.jpg
L27470 Cpl N.A. Hauk Panel 21, Column 2.
Larocque, Sidney Patrick grave marker.jpg
C36071 Sigmn S.P. Larocque Panel 21, Column 2.
McDonald, James Neil grave marker.jpg
M10152 Cpl J.N. McDonald Panel 21, Column 2.
Mitchell, Milford Harold grave marker.jpg
B62750 Cpl M.H. Mitchell Panel 21, Column 2.
Peters, Elzear A. grave marker.jpg
F26415 LCpl E.A. Peters Panel 21, Column 2.

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