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James Cameron Sackfield

In memory of:

Lance Corporal James Cameron Sackfield

August 11, 1944
In the field, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.


1st Bn.

Additional Information


September 9, 1923
Toronto, Ontario


July 2, 1940
Oakville, Ontario

Son of Sidney and Margaret Sackfield, of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Evelyn Beatrice Joan Sackfield, of Toronto, Ontario.

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


Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

IV. A. 10.


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.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– Lomer DeBlois washing Jimmy Sackfield's back on June 20, 1944, in Norrey-en-Bessin (Normandy) France
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 2nd 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of James Cameron Sackfield– Lance Corporal Jimmy Sackfield joined the Army in July 1940 and, some time after being sent to England, he joined The Queen's Own Rifles. He was in Able company and survived D-Day and Le Mesnil Patry.  Lance Corporal Sackfield died of wounds sustained while acting as one of the point men (likely from MG fire) for his company in the Regiment's attack on Quesnay Woods (N. of Falaise).
  • Obituary– This obituary of Lance Corporal Sackfield was obtained from a Toronto paper in 1944 by Mrs. Josie McQuade.
  • Gravemarker– This photo of Lance Corporal Sackfield's gravemarker at the Bayeux War Cemetery was taken by Padre Cameron in June 1997.
  • Newspaper Clipping– This clipping of Rfn Sackfield's wedding announcement has been preserved in a collection by Mrs. Ula Richardson about the QOR in WW II.

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