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BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS

  • Country France
  • Total identified casualties 2032 Find these casualties
  • Region Calvados
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 49.30233, Longitude: -0.45061

Location information

Reviers is a village lying 18 kilometres east of Bayeux, 15 kilometres north west of Caen and 4 kilometres south of Courseulles-sur-Mer. The cemetery lies on the north side of the main road 1 kilometre east of Reviers.

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History information

The Allied offensive in north-western Europe began with the Normandy landings of 6 June 1944.

Many of those buried in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery were men of the 3rd Canadian Division who died either on 6 June or during the early days of the advance towards Caen, when the Division engaged a German battle group formed from the 716th Division and the 21st Panzer Division.

The cemetery, designed by P.D. Hepworth, contains 2,048 Second World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified.