Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Clarence Arthur Gibson

In memory of:

Sergeant Clarence Arthur Gibson

July 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

C/53903

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of John Warren Gibson and Myrtle Gibson; husband of Dorothy Marion Gibson, of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on the Phillips Electrical Works Limited Second World War Roll of Honour.

Commemorated on Page 315 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VII. D. 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

Send us your images
  • Photo of Clarence Arthur Gibson– I am submitting a picture of my uncle Sergeant Clarence Arthur Gibson C53903 so that it can be displayed in the Canadian
Virtual War Memorial website if accepted. I was unable to find a date as to when the photograph was taken but it is a true copy of the original.
  • Group Photo– This is a photograph of Sergeant Clarence Arthur Gibson's (C53903) No:2 Company the Stormont, Dundas And Glengarry
Highlanders taken August 7th 1940 in front of the Brockville Armouries before being deployed overseas. Sergeant Gibson is pictured on the far right side of this photograph front row, just above the small black mark.
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker (2010) at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery located outside Reviers, about 4 kilometres from Juno Beach in Normandy, France. May he rest in peace. (K. Falconer & J. Stephens)
  • 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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