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Gordon Patrick Sullivan

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Gordon Patrick Sullivan

June 11, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/63852

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Son of Evelyn Sullivan, and stepson of Frederick Thomas, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 455 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. G. 7.

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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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star July 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Gordon Patrick Sullivan– Lance Corporal Sullivan joined The Queen's Own Rifles in June 1940 when the 1st Battalion was activated for overseas service.  He served with the Regiment in Newfoundland, Sussex, New Brunswick, and in England. Lance Corporal Sullivan was in Support Company and was KIA at Le Mesnil Patry fighting the 12 SS Panzer Division.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Lance Corporal Sullivan was obtained in June 1944 from a Toronto paper by Mrs. Josie McQuade.
  • 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)
  • Gravemarker– This photo of Lance Corporal Sullivan's gravemarker at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery was taken by Padre Cameron in June 1997.

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