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Cresswell, Sidney J., Vancouver, British Columbia. Occupation: Unknown. Military Service: Private, Rifleman, A Company, 9 Platoon, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, served in Normandy. Reg No. K/83541 Murdered by a firing squad on the order of SS Major Gerhard Bremer, Commander, 12th Reconnaissance Battalion, at the Château d’Audrieu, 8 June 1944. For further information, see PRU, File 04-50661 and Conduct Unbecoming, 86-87.
Additional Biographical Information:
Pvt. Sidney Cresswell was a son of Walter and Mary Cresswell of Vancouver, British Columbia.
Date of Death: 8 June 1944. See casualty details, Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France. Grave Reference: XVI.D.12