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Edward (Eddy) Bachman

In memory of:

Rifleman Edward (Eddy) Bachman

July 9, 1944
Caen, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Regina Rifle Regiment


1st Battalion


1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


August 9, 1922
Holdfast, Saskatchewan


December 30, 1942
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth (née Selinger) Bachman, of Paddockwood, Saskatchewan. Brother of Jacob, Jerome, John, Elsie, Delores, Marlene and half brother of Joseph. He stated he was single and employed as a farm labourer. He embarked for overseas on June 16, 1943 and was taken on strength with the Regina Rifles Regiment on July 23, 1943. He served in Canada from December 30 ,1942 to June 16, 1943, the United Kingdom from June 17, 1943 to June 12, 1944 and Northwest Europe from June 13, 1944 until his death.

The Province of Saskatchewan has commemorated Rifleman Bachman by naming Bachman Lake in his honour.

Commemorated on Page 241 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VII. F. 10.


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 2,048 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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  • Grave Marker– The grave marker (2010) at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery located outside Reviers, about 4 kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. May he rest in peace. (K. Falconer & J. Stephens)
  • 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)
  • Photo of Edward (Eddy) Bachman– In rememberance to Edward (Eddy) Bachman, beloved son and brother.

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