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Milton John Francis

In memory of:

Captain Milton John Francis

August 8, 1944

Military Service


Age:

30

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.

Division:

(Motor), R

Additional Information


Son of Milton John and Mary Irene Francis, of Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 308 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

IV. B. 20.

Location:

The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town, on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware. Bayeux is an ancient and historic town of Normandy. Its cathedral was the seat of Bishop Odon, half-brother of William the Conqueror, who took part in the invasion of England; and in it is the tomb of an English soldier of the Hundred Years' War. Bayeux was the first French town of importance to be liberated from the Germans in June 1944. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial to 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Bayeux War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Captain Milton John Francis is also commemorated on the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) Memorial located in Hillcrest Park, Thunder Bay, ON … May 2018 ... photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the employes from the Bank of Nova Scotia who went away to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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