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Bowes, Arnold David, Blyth, Ontrio. Military Service: Trooper, 1st Hussars, 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment. Reg. No. A/609. Shot to death at close range on 11 June 1944 at the first aid post attached to Siebken’s 2nd Battalion headquarters at Le Mesnil-Patry by unknown 12th SS troopers or officers, probably of the 2nd Panzer Grenadier Battalion, commanded by Major Bernhard Siebken. The 2nd Bn. was part of the 26th Panzer Regiment, commanded by SS Lieutenant Colonel Wilhelm Mohnke, which was in turn part of the 12th SS Panzer Division, “Hitler Youth”. See PRU, File 04-86152 and Conduct Unbecoming, 115.
Additional Biographical Information:
Arnold Bowes was a son of Christopher David and Amanda Bowes of Blyth, Ontario.
Date of Death: 11 June 1944. For casualty details, see Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France. Grave Reference: XV.D.15.