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Leonard Ralph Allman

In memory of:

Flying Officer Leonard Ralph Allman

June 6, 1944

Caen, France

Military Service


Service Number:

J/13588

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

440 Beaver Squadron

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 20 of August 1945.

Additional Information


Born:

March 10, 1919
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 20, 1939
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Ephraim and Annie (nee Bean) Allman. Husband of Regina Mary-Ann (nee Novak) Allman, of Schenectady, New York, United States of America.

Brother of Gerald, George, Gladys, Laura and Trooper Franklin Russell Allman, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.

Commemorated on Page 236 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XIII. H. 13.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of LEONARD RALPH ALLMAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of LEONARD RALPH ALLMAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Bruce MacFarlane
  • Cemetery– The Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, located at Reviers, about 4  kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. (J. Stephens)
  • Photo of Len Allman

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