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Cranfield, Ernest William, Toronto, Ontario. Military Service: Rifleman, Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada. Reg. No. B/138483. Executed by firing squad on 17 June 1944 just outside Mouen by members of the 12th SS Engineering Battalion, which was under the command of SS Major Siegfried Müller, 12th SS Panzer Division, “Hitler Youth”. See PRU, File 05-4084 and Conduct Unbecoming, 120-121.
Additional Biographical Information:
Ernest Cranfield was a son of Charles and Alice Cranfield and was married to Margaret Jean Cranfield, all of Toronto, Ontario.
Date of Death: 17 June 1944. See casualty details, Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France. Grave Reference: XII.C.9.