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Dumont, John Donald, Lorlie, Saskatchewan. Military Service: Trooper, 1st Hussars, B Squadron, 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment. Reg. No. L/36995. Captured with three others on 11 June 1944 by an unidentified platoon of the 12th SS and died of wounds several hours later after being shot from behind by the NCO escorting the prisoners down a road. The German troopers were possibly 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 05-88618 and Conduct Unbecoming, 114-115.
Additional Biographical Information:
John Dumont was the son of Francis and Agnes Dumont of Lorlie, Saskatchewan.
Date of Death: 11 June 1944. See casualty details, Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Calvados, France. Grave Reference: VI.F.10.