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Gordon Edward Beaton

In memory of:

Lieutenant Gordon Edward Beaton

September 25, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Gordon Highlanders



Additional Information

Gordon E. Beaton was a member of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, he died while serving with the Gordon Highlanders as a CANLOAN Officer. Son of William A. and Cecile Beaton, of Montreal, Province of Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 245 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:

VIII. G. 7.


Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Montreal Star. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Gravemarker– The final resting place of CDN/126 Lt Gordon Edward Beaton, killed in action as a CANLOAN officer attached to the Gordon Highlanders, 25 Sept 1944. Photograph by Roland Boeijen of The Netherlands, with permission.
  • Photo of Gordon Edward Beaton– O.T.C Brockville, Ont. July 1943
C.T.A.A. "Able" Coy. Platoon #2
  • Photo of Gordon Edward Beaton– Unknown location
  • Photo of Gordon Edward Beaton– In Memory of the members of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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