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William Dunlop Stewart

In memory of:

Captain William Dunlop Stewart

July 24, 1944

Military Service






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

Additional Information

Son of Dunlop and Laura M. Stewart, of Oakville, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 453 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:

XI. B. 8.


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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  • Memorial– St. Andrew's Church (Presbyterian), 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Dunlop Stewart– Captain W. D. Stewart enlisted in June 1941 and joined the QOR in Sussex, NB as a Lieutenant prior to departing for England. On D-Day, he was second-in-command of Charlie Company and died of wounds received on 24 Jul 44 from shell fire at Grentheville.
  • Gravemarker for William Dunlop Stewart– This is a photo of Captain Stewart's grave at Beny-sur-mer Cemetery that I took on a visit to Normandy with the Regiment in June, 1997.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Captain William D. Stewart was obtained by Mrs. Josie McQuade from a Toronto newspaper and preserved by her in an album.
  • 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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