Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Reginald Keeping

In memory of:

Private Reginald Keeping

June 7, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:
F/56474
Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

September 19, 1922 Burgeo, Newfoundland and Labrador

Enlistment:

March 12, 1943 Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Wilson and Maud Keeping, of New Waterford, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 350 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. A. 15.

Location:

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.

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  • In Remembrance – From left to right:
Hugh Allen MacDonald (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), George Millar (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), George MacNaughton (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), Harold Philp (Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment), George Gill, (Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment), Freddie Williams (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders), Walter Doherty (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), George Pollard (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders), Hollis McKeil (North Nova Scotia Highlanders), Reginald Keeping (North Nova Scotia Highlanders) and James Moss (North Nova Scotia Highlanders).
  • Press Clipping
  • Press Clipping
  • 37 Canadians Place – The town of Authie, France honoured 37 Canadian soldiers by naming a street after them.  The young Canadians, mostly from the Maritimes, were part of the D-Day invasion and were killed while trying to liberate the town from the Germans.
  • Plaque
  • Photo 2 of 37 Canadians Place
  • Plaque – Memorial to those executed in the garden at Abbeye
d'Ardennes
  • Entrance
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • 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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