Private, Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C.,
Service Number: A/38389

who died on
Saturday, July 8, 1944
Age 23

Family Information:
Son of Areli E. and Effie Moyer Shantz, of Rothsay, Ontario.

Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France

Grave Reference:
XII. B. 6..

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.

Additional 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.

Commemorated on Page 440 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. The Book of Remembrance is in the Memorial Chamber, which occupies the second level of the Peace Tower in the Houses of Parliament, Ottawa.