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Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Sep 21, 2021

The Dieppe Raid of 18-19 August 1942 was the first large scale daylight assault on a strongly held objective on the Continent since the Allied withdrawal of 1940.

Many of those who died in the raid are buried at Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, where 948 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War are now buried or commemorated, 187 of which are unidentified. There are 7 non Commonwealth and 2 non World War burials here. Other casualties of the raid are at Rouen, where some of the wounded were taken to hospital. (Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission)

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My father because of Danish heritage although being born in Alberta, Canada did not have proof and being Christened in Denmark during the second world war was deemed an alien. Residing back in Canada he had to report monthly to the RCMP. You could say a good thing is that I was born 19 August 1942 and have sensitive reaction to Dieppe and honor those who sacrificed and gave their lives that day. My father did not let this be negative in his life and was a good citizen worked very hard and raised a good family. Received his birth record very late in life – 1972.

I read this article! I hope you will continue to have such articles to share with everyone! thank you!

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