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Frederick Wilkes

In memory of:

Corporal Frederick Wilkes

July 26, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/76561

Age:

22

Force:

Army

Unit:

Toronto Scottish Regiment (M.G.), R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of William and Margaret Wilkes, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 478 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. 13.

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

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 20th 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 20th 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
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