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David Martin Philp

In memory of:

Lieutenant David Martin Philp

July 22, 1944

Military Service


Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

Mentioned in Despatches

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of John M. and Mabel A. Philp, of Islington, Ontario, Canada

Commemorated on Page 417 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

IV. E. 5.

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.

Digital Collection

  • Identification– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of DAVID MARTIN PHILP– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– This stone stele is located in the chapel of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. “AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE”, “TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS COLLEGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO GREAT WARS”.  Photo:  Mana Sadeghipour, courtesy of Alumni Relations, University of Toronto.
  • Photo of David Martin Philp– Lieutenant Philp enlisted in the Army in May 1942 and trained as a Signals Officer (RCACS).  He was attached to The Queen's Own Rifles in April 1943 and was with the Regiment as Signals Officer on D-Day. He was in the process of leaving for a new posting at 8th Canadian Infantry Brigade as Signals Officer when he was wounded by shell fire and died shortly thereafter.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Obituary from the Toronto newspaper.
  • Gravemarker for David Martin Philp– This photo of Lieutenant Philp's grave at Bayeux War Cemetery was taken by Padre Craig Cameron of the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, on a visit to France with the Regiment in June 1997.

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