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John Graham

In memory of:

Private John Graham

August 19, 1942
Dieppe, France

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada

Additional Information


January 11, 1901
Neepawa, Manitoba


September 11, 1939
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Peter J. and Jennie Graham, of Neepawa, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 77 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 24. Column 3.


The Brookwood Memorial stands in the large Brookwood Military Cemetery, which forms part of the London Necropolis at Brookwood, west of Woking, about 48 kilometres from London. The garden in which the Memorial stands is at the south end of the Canadian Section (Second World War) located on the far side of St. Lawrence Avenue, the highway leading in from the main entrance on the Pirbright road. The memorial commemorates 3,475 men and women of the land forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who died during the Second World War and whose names could not appropriately be recorded on any of the campaign memorials in the different theatres of war. There are names of men and women who served as special agents and died as prisoners or while working with Allied underground movements. A few of the names on the memorial commemorate those whose bodies were never recovered or those graves which could not, for some other reason, be marked and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The names of over 200 Canadians are remembered on the Brookwood Memorial. Some perished in ships that were sunken in waters outside the territorial limits of any major campaign; some were lost overboard; some died from various causes on hospital ships or troop transports and were given burial at sea. Also commemorated are those who died during the campaign in Norway in 1940, and in raids on enemy-occupied territory in Europe, including the costly operation against Dieppe in August 1942.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of JOHN GRAHAM– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Graham– 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".
  • Biography
  • Brookwood Memorial
  • Brookwood Memorial– This panel from the Brookwood Memorial lists the names of nine members the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada who took part in the Dieppe Raid on August 19, 1942.  Sergeant Leslie Harold Pratt and Privates John Graham, George Ernest Little, Bernard Schacht, Sidney Frederick Sutton, Bennett Vincent Warne, and George Charles Harvey West are reported to have been killed on August 19, 1942.  Private Victor Horton is reported to have died on August 21, 1942.  Private Victor William Aitken who was reported missing after the raid is reported to have died on March 3, 1945, and presumably survived the raid.  That these soldiers are commemorated at this memorial indicates their bodies were never recovered or their graves could not, for some reason, be marked and maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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