There is quite a bit on this forum about the execution by the 12th SS Panzer Division of Canadian soldiers at Abbaye d'Ardenne and Chateau d'Audrieu; the three links below amongst others refer: Posted by Owen on the 8 June 2007; Masacre of Canadian POws by 12th SS Panzer Div. (Hitler Jugend.) at http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/battle-specifics/11041-d-day-2-a.html posted by vista52 on the 4 February 2009 at http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/nw-europe/17562-war-crimes-d-day-3.html and posted by Canuck on the 2 March 2010 at http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/general/24468-just-following-orders-excuse-3.html In a new book 'Armies of Empire' (Converse) the author refers to two soldiers from the 151st Brigade, 50th (Northumbrian) Division being executed at Chateau d'Audrieu. Further investigation has revealed that Privates William Barlow and Evan Hayton, both 'D' Company, 6DLI, together with 24 Canadian prisoners were shot by SS troops; it was suspected that the killings were carried out by men of the Reconnaisance Battalion, 12th SS Panzer Division (Newcastle Evening Chronicle - 1994); this is referred to in 'The Faithful Sixth' (Moses), but I must have overlooked this on first reading! Name: BARLOW, WILLIAM HENRY Initials: W H Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry Age: 21 Date of Death: 08/06/1944 Service No: 4987501 Additional information: Son of Herbert and Pheobe Barlow, of Worksop, Nottinghamshire. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: II. F. 4. Cemetery: HOTTOT-LES-BAGUES WAR CEMETERY Name: HAYTON, EVAN Initials: E Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry Unit Text: 6th Bn. Age: 20 Date of Death: 08/06/1944 Service No: 14617934 Additional information: Son of James and Marjorie Hayton, of Bescar, Lancashire, England. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. G. 9. Cemetery: BENY-SUR-MER CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY, REVIERS These men were in the same Company as Corporal Billy Gibson, uncle of our own Jim (handle 'Verierres'); Billy was killed in action six days later. Best, Steve.