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Donald Bintley Morrison

In memory of:

Rifleman Donald Bintley Morrison

July 4, 1944

Rots, France

Military Service


Service Number:

L/103013

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Regina Rifle Regiment

Additional Information


Born:

September 12, 1916
Dundurn, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

November 16, 1942
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Archibald Neil and Elizabeth Anne Morrison of Dundurn, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 399 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

IV. A. 2.

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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  • Group Photo– Jim, Don and Neil. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Donald Morrison– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • 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)
  • Group photo– Donald at right, brother Neil at left. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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