Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Bruce Franklin Elliott

In memory of:

Sergeant Bruce Franklin Elliott

June 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:
G/19083
Age:

26

Force:

Army

Unit:

North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

March 6, 1918 Florenceville, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

September 12, 1939 Woodstock, New Brunswick

Son of George Burton Elliott and Emily Elizabeth Elliott of Riverbank, New Brunswick. Husband of Alfreda Marie Elliott, of Kentville, King's Co., Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 299 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. D. 16.

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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  • Memorial – The memorial is dedicated in memory of Canadians who lost their lives while storming Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. They were members of the North Shore Regiment, Fort Garry Horse, Royal Canadian Engineers and the Royal Canadian Artilery.  This memorial is located in St-Aubin-ser-mer, France.
  • Grave marker – A photograph (2010) of the headstone at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, located at Reviers, about 4  kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Cemetery – The Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, located at Reviers, about 4  kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. (J. Stephens)
  • Photo of Bruce Franklin Elliott – Sergeant Bruce Franklin Elliott (March 6, 1918 - June 6, 1944)
Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends.

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