Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Spencer Edwin Leppert

In memory of
Flying Officer
Spencer Edwin Leppert
December 7, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number:
J/40879
Age:
21
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information:

Son of William La Vern Leppert and Hannah Leppert, of Minto, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 364 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY ; Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference:
51. I. 7.
Location:
Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Spencer Leppert – Cecil Pittman travelled with the Royal Winnipeg Riffles Association
when they participated in the 40th Anniversary of the D day
tour to the Normandy beaches (Juno Beach) in 1984, the Royal
Winnipeg Riffles "pilgrimage" tour in 1989, the year the memorial
was unveiled in the little village of Audrieu and the Royal Winnipeg
Riffles 50th Anniversary tour in 1994. He also attended the unveiling
ceremonies of the Juno Beach Memorial located in Normandy,
France in June of 2003.

Mr. Pittman has researched information through the National
Archives, military histories, former veterans and from any other
materials he can locate. In 2002, he completed 104 stories for the
Manitoba Geographical Names Program (Lakes, Rivers, Islands,
etc are named after Manitoba's world War II and the Korean
Conflict casualties) Several soldier's photo from his collection
were included with these stories in the Map Branch's publication
"A Place of Honour".

(Notes taken from the Cecil Pittman's photo collection)
  • Photo of SPENCER EDWIN LEPPERT – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography
  • Grave Marker – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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