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Norman William Chisnell

In memory of:

Trooper Norman William Chisnell

August 15, 1944
Caen, Normandy, France

Military Service

Service Number:







17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.


7th Reconnaissance Regt.


1939-1945 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Bar.

Additional Information


March 5, 1922
Winnipeg, Manitoba


January 10, 1942
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William George Hilliard Chisnell and Elizabeth Smith, from St-Vital, Manitoba. William was a flight lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served in England during the Second World War.

His brother, Sergeant Robert Hilliard Chisnell, service No. R-186823, of the Royal Canadian Air Force, died in training on August 17, 1943, when his bomber crashed near Wymeswold, Leicestershire, England.

Norman served in Canada, Britain and France. He died from injuries sustained on August 14, 1944, near Caen in Normandy. He had 949 days of service, 759 of which were overseas.

Commemorated on Page 272 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Calvados, France

Grave Reference:



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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  • Photo of NORMAN WILLIAM CHISNELL– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Photo of Norman William Chisnell
  • Entrance– Bayeux War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Bayeux War Cemetery– Cross of Sacrifice - photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Bayeux War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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