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Durward Arthur Saar

In memory of:

Trooper Durward Arthur Saar

July 8, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Elgin Regiment, R.C.A.C.


"C" Sqn., 25th Armd. Delivery Regt.

Additional Information

Son of William Carl and Bessie Josephine Saar, of Gainsborough, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 435 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:

XII. F. 6.


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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  • Photo of DURWARD ARTHUR SAAR– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Durward Saar– Photo of H8906 Trooper Durward A. Saar
who served with the Elgin Regt. R.C.A.C. "C" Sqn 25th Armd. Delivery Regt.  Born in Montana U.S.A in 1913 he enlisted at Pierson Man. in 1943.
He was Killed in Action at Caen France on July 8th 1944 at the age of 34. 
Photo is from page 52 of the Pierson Man. Community Tribute book.
  • Tribute– Front cover of the Pierson Man. Community Tribute book.
  • 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)

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