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Jack Leslie Jackson

In memory of:

Trooper Jack Leslie Jackson

June 6, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







1st Hussars, R.C.A.C.


6th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


November 12, 1920
Mossley, Ontario


April 16, 1941
London, Ontario

Son of Samuel and Sarah Isabelle Jackson, of Mossley, Ontario.

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

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

I. D. 1.


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 Jack Leslie Jackson– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Jack Leslie Jackson– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Jack Leslie Jackson– Newspaper Article: June 23 1944
Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Jackson, of R.R. 1 Mossley, Ont, yesterday received a cable notifying them of the death of their son, Tpr. J.L. Jackson, who was killed in action June 6th. It is presumed he was a casualty of the invasion of France.
Trooper Jackson enlisted in London in April 1941, and went overseas in November of the same year.  He was 23 years of age.  Before enlisting, Trooper Jackson was active in the community at Gladstone and farmed in that district.  He was a member of the Gladstone Baptist Church.
  • Memorial
  • Grave Marker
  • 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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