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George Edward Dalzell

In memory of:

Lance Corporal George Edward Dalzell

June 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/66059

Age:

38

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

1st Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 14, 1905
Halifax, United Kingdom

Son of Arthur George and Eleanor Dalzell, of Toronto. Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 286 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. E. 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.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of George E. Dalzell– Corporal Dalzell enlisted in 1940 as one of the Regiment's originals. At the time of Overlord, he was Company clerk of A Company and elected to land with the first wave assualt boats. He was killed on Juno Beach (Nan Sector) at Bernières-sur-mer.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Corporal Dalzell is taken from the original that appeared in a Toronto newspaper in June 1944.
  • Grave Marker– This photo of Cpl Dalzell's gravemarker was taken by Padre Craig Cameron of The QOR of C on June 6th, 2003.
  • Grave marker– G. E. Dalzell remembered November 11, 2007
  • 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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