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Lawrence Francis Sutton


Sutton, Lawrence Francis, Sudbury, Ontario. Military Service: Trooper, 1st Hussars, B Squadron, 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment, captured with three others on 11 June 1944 by an unidentified platoon of the 12th SS and shot to death from behind by the NCO escorting the prisoners down the 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 42-62959 and Conduct Unbecoming, 114-115.

Additional Biographical Information: See Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery,Reviers, France. Grave Reference: VI.F.13.