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Robert William Sawyer

In memory of:

Captain Robert William Sawyer

September 17, 1944

Military Service


Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Son of Robert Henry and Georgina Sawyer; husband of Gunhilda Sawyer, of Penetanguishene, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 437 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:

6. B. 6.

Location:

Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Robert William Sawyer– Captain Sawyer enlisted in the QOR of C in July 1940 when the Regiment was placed on Active service.  He was with The Queen's Own throughout training in England and landed on D-Day as Second in Command of Dog Company.  He miraculously survived the debacle at Le Mesnil Patry on 11 June. He was killed by a mine during the QOR's fight for the Channel port of Boulogne in northern France.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • News Clipping
  • Grave marker for Robert William Sawyer– This photo of Captain Sawyer's grave at Calais Cemetery was taken by myself during a visit there in June, 1997.

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