Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer.
Reg was finally laid to rest in March
1947 at the Canadian War Cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer.
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.
BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS
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 contains 2,048 Second
World War burials, the majority Canadian, and 19 of them unidentified.
The memorial at Noyers Bocage,
France (erected 1994)
A memorial for the pilots killed in the
[View the full history of the memorial]
Parts of Reggies plane continue to be discovered
On one of the many visits the to crash site, 28th June 1990, by his
Daughter Helen Ann (nee Baker) Crassweller, Gilbert Rouzin had found another
part of the plane, one of the cannons. Gilbert was expecting Dennis
Crassweller (second husband of Helen) to take the cannon back to England in
the back of his estate car. Not a chance with it weighing about a ton. It
now lives in the Bayeux Memorial Museum, Bayeux.
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