Language selection

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Wilfred Morrison

In memory of:

Lance Sergeant George Wilfred Morrison

June 6, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/64213

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

July 21, 1916
Toronto, Ontario

Enlistment:

June 21, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Harry and Lena Morrison of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Opal Morrison of Toronto, Ontario.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

I. C. 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

Send us your images
  • Photo of George Wilfred Morrison– Lance Sergeant Morrison enlisted in The Queen's Own Rifles upon the Regiment's mobilization in June 1940. He served as an NCO in Charlie Company in Newfoundland, New Brunswick and then with Baker Company in England. He was killed on D-Day at Bernières-sur-mer on Juno Beach (Nan White sector).
  • Gravemarker– Captain Craig Cameron took this photo of Lance Sergeant Morrison's gravemarker during a visit to France in June 1997.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Lance-Sergeant Morrison was clipped from a Toronto newspaper in 1944 by Mrs. Josie McQuade.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Bruce MacFarlane
  • 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)

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email vac.cvwm-mvgc.acc@canada.ca or call us.

Date modified: