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Ivor Benjamin Baldwin

In memory of:

Lieutenant Ivor Benjamin Baldwin

June 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

CDN/433

Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

Dorsetshire Regiment

Division:

1st

Additional Information


Ivor B. Baldwin was a member of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, he died while serving with the Dorsetshire Regiment as a CANLOAN Officer. Son of Benjamin Bramble Baldwin and Lillian Jessie Baldwin, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 242 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 MEMORIAL
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

Panel 21. Column 2.

Location:

The Bayeux Memorial is located on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware, in the south-western outskirts of the town of Bayeux, in Normandy, about 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. The memorial was erected in honour of the 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Other– Inscription - Bayeux Memorial … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Photo of IVOR BENJAMIN BALDWIN– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch West– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “Lt I. B. BALDWIN Br. Army” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Inscription– Panel on Bayeux Memorial to the Missing.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 3 reads: Lt Ivor Benjamin BALDWIN  1st Bn The Wiltshire Regt British Army. Mus Bac 1938. Victoria College BA 1939. Killed on active service in France, 24 June 1944. Name inscribed on the Bayeux Memorial, France.
  • Victoria College WWII Plaque– This outdoor plaque is located at Victoria College, part of  Victoria University in the University of Toronto. “They were valiant in life and triumphant in death. (Victoria University Crest - Abeunt studia in mores). Erected to the memory of the students of this college who gave their lives in the Great War 1939-1945. This tablet was erected by the Board of Regents and Dedicated October 13th, 1953”. Among the 79 names inscribed is that of: “Ivor Benjamin Baldwin”.  Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.

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