Lieutenant J. John C. Read
SAC 1932-1935

Lieutenant James John Chitty Read was the son of John Erskine Read and Diana Willes Read, of Rockcliffe Park, Ontario. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1932 to 1935.

Beny-Sur-Mer CemeteryHe was serving with the Governor General's Foot Guards, 21st Canadian Armoured Regiment, 4th Canadian Division, when he was killed in action, at Normandy, on August 10, 1944 at the age of 25. He is buried in Beny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, France (Grave Reference: VIII. C. 9.) There are a total of 2048 burials in Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery. 

  • Canadian Virtual War Memorial Page for John Read.
  • Commemorated on Page 424 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance.