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Nelson J. Vickery


Vickery, Nelson J. Military Service: Rifleman, Regina Rifles Regiment, killed by “bursts of machine-pistol fire and chest, in circumstances highly suggestive of an execution” 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 42-99526 and Conduct Unbecoming, 105-106.

Additional Biographical Information: See Canadian War Graves Commission. Buried at Beny-sur Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, France. Grave Reference: IV.C.16.