Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Arthur Thomas Jackson

In memory of:

Sapper Arthur Thomas Jackson

June 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:
F/86600
Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Engineers

Division:

6 Field Company

Additional Information


Born:

December 7, 1912 Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

July 2, 1941 Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

Son of Albert Lewis and Christina Mae (Buchanan) Jackson of Shelburne, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 343 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. F. 6.

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 Arthur Thomas Jackson – Arthur Thomas Jackson, killed in action on June 6th, 1944 on D-Day. Arthur was one of eleven Jackson men who served from Shelburne, Nova Scotia. All were brothers or first cousins.  Arthur was the only family member killed in action.
  • 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)
  • 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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