Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Herbert Kitchener Pattison

In memory of:

Lieutenant Herbert Kitchener Pattison

July 25, 1944

Military Service


Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Division:

6th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Edwin Ward Pattison and Margaret Ann Pattison; husband of Hilda Pattison, of London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 413 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XV. H. 4.

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.

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  • Photo of Herbert K. Pattison– Windsor Daily Star, August 3 1944
"Lt. H. Kitchener "Kit" Pattison, reported killed in action on July 25' Lt. Pattison was born in Toronto 29 years ago, graduated from Victoria and Wortley schools in London and London South Collegiate and before his enlistment in April, 1942, worked for the Scott-McHale shoe company.  He was active in St. James Anglican Church.
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  • Photo 2 of Herbert Kitchener Pattison– Trained with the Canadian Fusiliers, in London then transferred to the 1st Hussars when it was mobilized in 1939. He went overseas in May 1942 and was tank commander of 'A'Squadron when his regiment's tanks spearheaded the Canadian assault on the Normandy beaches on D-Day. He participated in the drive inland toward Caen but was killed near Fauberg de Vancelles.
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  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • 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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