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Charles Robert Gummow

In memory of:

Rifleman Charles Robert Gummow

December 23, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information

Son of William James Gummow and Margaret Evelyn Gummow, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 324 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

5. H. 5.


BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY is located 39 Km north west of Antwerp and 19 Km after passing the Border into the Netherlands. The N11 connects Antwerp to Bergen op Zoom via Kapellen, Pulte, Hoogerheide and finally on to Bergen op Zoom. On reaching Bergen op Zoom railway station turn right onto the Stationsplein and after 200 M turn right onto the Bredastraat. Follow this road for 500 M where it becomes Wouwsestraatweg and carry straight on for 2.5 kilometres. The street name has now changed to the Ruytershoveweg and the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left of this street. Steps into cemetery (not suitable for wheelchairs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Charles Robert Gummow– Rifleman Gummow enlisted in the Army in 1943 and arrived in England in March 1944. He came to the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada as a replacement after D-Day in Baker Company.  Rifleman Gummow was seriously wounded on 19 December in an attack on an isolated house in the Wyler Berg area of Holland.  He died four days later of his wounds.
  • Obituary– This obituary of Rifleman Gummow was clipped from a Toronto paper in 1945 by Mrs Josie McQuade.
  • Grave Marker– This photo of Rfn Gummow's gravemarker was taken in June 2003.

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