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Chester Hebner

In memory of:

Gunner Chester Hebner

July 11, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

H/95535

Age:

29

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Division:

3 Anti-Tank Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Frank Hebner, and of Minnie May Hebner, of Riding Park, Manitoba.

Brother of Sergeant Clifford Vernon Hebner, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Engineers

Commemorated on Page 332 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:

X. E. 10.

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

  • Photo of Chester Hebner– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of CHESTER HEBNER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Uncle Chester Hebner 2nd on the right
  • Grave Marker– Chester's Gravestone - I attended the memorial at Beny Sur Mer on June 5, 2004 and was moved by the Maple Leaf Cards made by Tollgate Central School Pupils.

Chester's Gravestone received a Maple Leaf from a young Canadian named Danny Brown. The card reads, 

"I think you are great for helping to make Canada a peaceful country. Je me Souviens."
  • 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)
  • Biography– In 2011, the grade 11 Modern History students at Belleisle Regional High School continued to write biographies for soldiers from the local area who died during the First and Second World Wars.
  • Biography– In 2011, the grade 11 Modern History students at Belleisle Regional High School continued to write biographies for soldiers from the local area who died during the First and Second World Wars.

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