Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Albert Parsons

In memory of:

Private Albert Parsons

June 7, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/37433

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

August 12, 1920

Son of Richard and Lillian Parsons. Husband of Margaret Mary Parsons, of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 412 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. E. 16.

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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  • 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)
  • Biography
  • Wedding Photo – Notation found in photo album of Richard & Annie Parsons: 

Parsons - Cormier: Miss Margaret Mary Cormier, St Margaret's Bay Road, Halifax Nova Scotia At the Brunswick St. United Church became the wife of Pte. Albert Parsons of the H.L.I. of C. (AF) Stationed at Debert Military Camp. The Young Couple were attended by Miss Anne Baldwin & Raymond G. Sampson of Halifax (no year mention 1942/43?)
  • Family Photo – Albert Parsons with his mother (Lily Parsons nee:Clifford) and his uncle (Sydney Clifford). Photo taken in Milton Heights Ontario Canada Date Unknown
  • Group Photo – Parsons Family gathering after funeral for Richard Luther Parsons in July of 1937. Names are noted on back of the photo.
  • Inscription – Parsons Family gathering after funeral for Richard Luther Parsons July 1937 Names noted on back refer to next photo.

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