Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Joseph McLeod

In memory of
Trooper
John Joseph McLeod
July 27, 1944
South of Caen, France

Military Service:

Service Number:
B/48606
Age:
21
Force:
Army
Unit:
1st Hussars, R.C.A.C.
Division:
6th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information:

Born:
September 28, 1922 Cape Croker, Ontario
Enlistment:
June 16, 1940 Owen Sound, Ontario

Son of John M. and Mary Louise McLeod (1972 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Wiarton, Ontario.

Brother of Malcolm, Donald, Max, Reginald, LeRoy, Angeline, Daisy, Lila, Marie and Private Alfred McLeod, Perth Regiment, killed in action January 17, 1944.

Commemorated on Page 390 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY ; Calvados, France
Grave Reference:
IV. F. 1.
Location:
The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town, on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware. Bayeux is an ancient and historic town of Normandy. Its cathedral was the seat of Bishop Odon, half-brother of William the Conqueror, who took part in the invasion of England; and in it is the tomb of an English soldier of the Hundred Years' War. Bayeux was the first French town of importance to be liberated from the Germans in June 1944. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial to 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Group Photo – Mrs. John M. McLeod, Silver Cross Mother 1972 accompanied by her daughters in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower.
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