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William Smallcombe

In memory of:

Private William Smallcombe

July 31, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

D/82493

Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

Additional Information


Son of Henry Thomas Smallcombe and Lily Smallcombe; husband of Mary Margaret Smallcombe, of Verdun, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 445 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. A. 6.

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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  • Entrance
  • Grave marker
  • Grave marker– Headstone of William A Smallcombe
  • Temporary Grave Marker– Grave of William Smallcombe at Bayeux War Cemetary shortly after burial in 1944
  • Photo of William Smallcombe– My uncle, Private William Smallcombe (undated photo probably taken when he joined the Black Watch in Montreal)
  • Photo of William Smallcombe– My uncle, Private William Smallcombe (undated photo probably taken when he joined the Black Watch in Montreal)

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