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Benner, George A., Simcoe, Ontario. Military Service: Sapper, 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers, shot to death on 11 June 1944 near Le Haut du Bosq, the regimental headquarters, at the order of SS Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm Mohnke, Commander, 26th Panzer Regiment, 12th SS Panzer Division, “Hitler Youth”. See Conduct Unbecoming, 100-101.
Additional Biographical Information:
George Benner was a son of Alonzo and May E. Benner of Simcoe, Ontario.
Date of Death: 11 June 1944. For casualty details, see Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Cintheaux, Clavados, France. Grave Reference: XXIII.G.6.