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Geoffrey John Hunter

In memory of:

Lieutenant Geoffrey John Hunter

September 14, 1944

Military Service


Age:

32

Force:

Army

Unit:

Algonquin Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Isaac and Ellen Hunter, of Fort William, Ontario; husband of Phyllis Adele Hunter, of Fort William.

Commemorated on Page 340 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. A. 4.

Location:

Adegem Canadian War Cemetery is located midway between Brugge (17 km) and Gent (26 km) on the N9 which connects the two towns. From Brugge, Adegem is approached via Sijsele and Maldegem. On reaching Adegem, the cemetery is located on the Prins Boudewijn Laan, on the right hand side of the N9. In the last week of September 1944, the Allies held the city of Antwerp, but the Germans held both shores of the Scheldt estuary, so that the port of Antwerp could not be used. The task of clearing the southern shore of the estuary was allotted to the 3rd Canadian Division, aided by the 4th Canadian Armoured Division and the 52nd Division. Their operations lasted from October until the beginning of November 1944. By 3rd November the Germans had been cleared from the north-west corner of Belgium and the south shore of the Scheldt was free. There had been fierce fighting for two weeks for the crossing of the Leopold Canal. The majority of the men buried at Adegem died during the operations for the clearance of the south bank of the Scheldt; but many Canadians who lost their lives elsewhere in Belgium were also brought here for burial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Commemorative Poster– Scotiabank produced this commemorative poster to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The poster was produced in English and in French.
  • Bank of Nova Scotia, WWII Honour Roll list– Mr. Hunter was remembered at the general meeting of the Bank of Nova Scotia on October 13, 1946.
  • Photo of Geoffry Hunter– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Entrance– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Photo submitted by Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the employes from the Bank of Nova Scotia who went away to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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