The Colonel Commandant of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery has promoted a program established by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) to commemorate our fallen in a virtual but most meaningful way.
The CWGC's gardeners in Normandy have offered to place a tribute next to the headstone of each grave or at the foot of the Bayeux Memorial in response to individual requests from those wishing to pay homage.
We have a list of Gunners and would like to ensure that we take a moment to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that they gave to Canada. I would ask you to pick a name and then go to www.cwgc.org/share-your-tribute/normandy-tribute.to register their name online.
Once completed, please come back to our Facebook page and advise us of the name you chose. Submissions must be done by 31 May 2020!
Lest we forget!
Svc Number, Rank, Forename, Surname, Unit, Cemetery
(Bolded names have yet to be sponsored)
H66523, Gunner Joseph Arthur Elwood Kinnaird, 3 Anti-Tank Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
K76810, Gunner Albert Lloyd, Kinney, 3 Lt. A.A. Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
B127602, Sergeant Murray Oliver Kirby, 19 Field Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
C48711, Gunner Clare D. Kleinsteuber, 2 Anti-Tank Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
0, Lieutenant William Ward Knapp, 4 Field Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
B17883, Gunner Albert James Knott, 2 Survey Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
M35620, Gunner Alphonse A. Kovar, 15 Field Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
A31250, Lance Bombardier Gordon Charles Kritzer, 4 Lt. A.A. Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
L103768, Gunner Harry Kuntz, 5 Anti-Tank Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
M55980, Gunner Paul P. Kurucz, 5 Anti-Tank Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
A33151, Gunner Edward Louis Kutz, 7 Medium Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
C38729, Sergeant John A. La Chapelle, 5 Anti-Tank Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
H12141, Bombardier Douglas W. Laird, Bretteville-sur-Laize
A32125, Gunner William T. Lambourn, 2 Anti-Tank Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
L35116, Gunner Clair Willis Lamont, 21 Bty., 6 Field Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
B15538, Gunner Gordon W. Langford, 8 Lt. A.A. Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
L100505, Gunner Robert Ellis Lawrence, 3 Anti-Tank Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
H66722, Gunner Norman Robert Lawrie, 2 Anti-Tank Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
B11232, Lance Sergeant William T. Mercer, 12 Field Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
B11928, Gunner George Suddaby, 12 Field Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
A35353, Sergeant Thomas Raymond Sutcliffe, 12 Field Regt., Beny-sur-Mer, Reviers
H60706, Gunner Carl C. Thomsen, 12 Field Regt., Bretteville-sur-Laize
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