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Sawatzky, John, Osler, Saskatchewan. Military Service: Rifleman, Regina Rifles Regiment, executed by machine pistol on 9 June 1944 near Bretteville l’Orgueilleuse, by SS soldiers/officers of the 12th SS Panzer Division, “Hitler Youth” (either from the 25th Panzer Grenadier Regiment, commanded by Kurt Meyer, or from the 12th Panzer Regiment, commanded by Max Wünsche). See PRU, File 42-11134 and Conduct Unbecoming, 103-106.
Additional Biographical Information: See Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, France. Grave Reference: IV.G.5.