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Gerard Albert Hergott

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Gerard Albert Hergott

March 31, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/37214

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

427 Squadron

Additional Information


Son of Peter and Emma E. Hergott, of Waterloo, Ontario. His brothers Raymond and Wilbert also served during the Second World War. Wilbert had died two years earlier on June 12, 1942.

Commemorated on Page 333 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 6, Row C, Collective Grave 8 - 14.

Location:

Hanover Military Cemetery which adjoins the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY is reached via the A2 E30 motorway from Dortmund to Berlin. At the junction with the B441 turn right onto the B441 and follow signs for Hanover, Ahlem and Seelze. After 7 km turn right onto Seelzestrasse leading towards Harrenburg. After 5 km and having entered Harenburg turn left onto Harenberger Miele. The Hanover Military Cemetery and the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY are located 3 km after leaving Harrenburg in the direction of Hanover.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GERARD ALBERT HERGOTT– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GERARD ALBERT HERGOTT– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Gerard's brother, Wilbert Hergott
  • Photo of Gerard Hergott– Pilot Officer Gerard Hergott's picture was included in the "Thanksgiving for Victory" memorial service in Waterloo, Ontario on Sunday, May 20, 1945.
  • Photo of Gerard Albert Hergott– Gerard Albert Hergott
  • Hergott Brothers– Hergott Brothers, Sons of Peter & Emma Hergott of Waterloo, ON, Canada (top left: Wilbert (died 1942), middle: Raymond, top right: Gerard (died 1944).
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Thanksgiving for Victory memorial service
  • List of casualties remembered at the memorial service
  • Gravemarker
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Gerard Albert Hergott is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Gerard Albert Hergott is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of GERARD ALBERT HERGOTT– (Back Row) Florence, Gerard, Raymond, Wilbert and Marcella. (Front Row) Peter, Carl and Emma. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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