Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Russell Ernest Bateman

In memory of
Private
Russell Ernest Bateman
July 25, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number:
B/63702
Age:
22
Force:
Army
Unit:
Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.), R.C.I.C.

Additional Information:

Son of Wilfrid Ernest and Mabel Bateman (1986 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother). Husband of Isobella Bateman (nee McMillan), of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Commemorated on Page 244 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY ; Calvados, France
Grave Reference:
XVI. E. 3.
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.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Russell Ernest Bateman – In memory of the students from Western Technical School, Toronto who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of Russell Ernest Bateman – This photo of Rfn Bateman was taken in October 1941 in England, when he was still with the QOR of C.
  • Newspaper Clipping – This image of Pte Bateman appeared in a Toronto newspaper in 1944 accompanying his obituary notice.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping 2 – This obituary of Pte Bateman was clipped from a Toronto newspaper in 1944.
  • Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery – The Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, located at Reviers, about 4  kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker – This photo of Pte Bateman's gravemarker was taken by Padre Craig Cameron of The QOR of C on June 6th, 2003.

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