CANADIAN WORLD WAR II CEMETERIES
CEMETERY PICTURE
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CEMETERY INFORMATION
Name
Nationality
Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery
Canadian
Established
Location
not yet know
Beny-Sur-Mer
Cemetery Address
Total graves
Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35)
2,049
Memorial
Chapel
Visitors Building

Opening hours
The cemetery is open on a daily basis from 08.00 - 19.00.

Description
Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery is about 1 kilometre east of the village of Reviers, on the Creully-Tailleville-Ouistreham road (D.35). It is located 18 kilometres east of Bayeux and 3.5 kilometres south of Courseulles. The village of Beny-sur-Mer is some 2 kilometres south-east of the cemetery. The bus service between Caen and Arromanches (via Reviers and Ver-sur-Mer) passes the cemetery. It maybe isjust a little hard to find but be sure to visit it.

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 about 2,049 graves, the majority Canadian, also some 19 unidentified graves. This cemetery, and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, contain most of the Canadian dead of the Normandy Campaign