LESSAY COMMUNAL CEMETERY

 

 

Manche

 

 

France

 

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Location Information

The village and commune of Lessay, on the west coast of the Cherbourg peninsula, is 36 kilometres north-west of St. Lo.

The communal cemetery is south of the village on the D.2 road to Coutances. There are 5 Commonwealth burials of the 1939-1945 war here, near the north wall, on the right of the main path from the entrance.

 

 

Burial Details

C/1376 Wing Commander Richard James Bennell D. F. C., Pilot in 418 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, died 9th March 1944, aged 31. Son of James Charles and Bessie Bennell, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire.

J/20014 Flying Officer Wesley Elmore Cummings, Pilot in 401 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, died 27th April 1944, aged 21. Son of George Howard Cummings and Kate Louise Cummings, of North Bay, Ontario, Canada.

R/221524 Sergeant George Donald Mitchell, Air Gunner, Royal Canadian Air Force, died 25th January 1944, aged 19. Son of Harold Frederick and Helen Mitchell, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

J/26300 Flying Officer Nap King Perry, Air Bomber, Royal Canadian Air Force, died 25th January 1944, aged 28. Son of William E. Perry and Ethel E. Perry, of Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A.

131833 Flying Officer Francis Shield D. F. C., Navigator in 418 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, died 9th March 1944, aged 22. Son of Archibald and Frances Jane Shield, of Coventry; husband of G. E. Shield. His brother George Eric also died on service.