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Francis Roy Weitzel

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  • Name  Francis Roy Weitzel 
    Born  Abt 1921  East Zorra Twsp, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  8 Jul 1944  Caen, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY Calvados,France Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Person ID  I3094  herborth
    Last Modified  21 Aug 2012 

    Father  John E Weitzel,   b. 1874, East Zorra Twsp, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1939, East Zorra Twsp, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Lena Wilker,   b. 28 Dec 1882,   d. 23 Apr 1937 
    Family ID  F940  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Military Service:

      Service Number: A/38237
      Force: Army
      Unit: Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.


    • Cemetery: BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY Calvados,France

      Grave Reference: XIV. C. 11.

      Location: Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). Reviers is a village and commune in the Department of the Calvados. It is located 15 kilometres north-west of Caen and 18 kilometres east of Bayeux and 3.5 kilometres south of Courseulles, a village on the sea coast. The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. The bus service between Caen and Arromanches (via Reviers and Ver-sur-Mer) passes the cemetery.

      It was on the coast just to the north that the 3rd Canadian Division landed on 6th June 1944; on that day, 335 officers and men of that division were killed in action or died of wounds. In this cemetery are the graves of Canadians who gave their lives in the landings in Normandy and in the earlier stages of the subsequent campaign. Canadians who died during the final stages of the fighting in Normandy are buried in Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. There are a total of 2048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. There is also one special memorial erected to a soldier of the Canadian Infantry Corps who is known to have been buried in this cemetery, but the exact site of whose grave could not be located.