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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Edward Hood

In memory of:

Private Thomas Edward Hood

August 19, 1942

Military Service

Service Number:







Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C.


1939-45 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp.

Additional Information


August 11, 1921
Glen Williams, Ontario

Son of William and Lillian Hood. Raised by his aunt, Mrs. Mary Everson. Brother of Pte. Samuel John Hood, also deceased at Dieppe. Brother of Flight Lieutenant William John, Royal Air Force Transport Command, Arthur and Annie Evelyn. He served in Canada from 8 August 1939 to 16 July 1940 and in the United Kingdom from 17 July 1940 to 18 August 1942.

Commemorated on Page 82 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a 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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  • Brookwood Memorial
  • Inscription– Private THOMAS EDWARD HOOD is one of twenty members of the Essex Scottish Regiment, Royal  Canadian Infantry Corps who went missing at Dieppe on August 19, 1942 and were subsequently presumed dead, who are commemorated on this Panel at the Brookwood Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom.  One of these soldiers, H.J. BOULTINGHOUSE was taken prisoner and subsequently died on January 24, 1944, while a Prisoner of War.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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