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Morton Solmes

In memory of:

Private Morton Solmes

September 27, 1944
Belgium

Military Service


Service Number:

B/37079

Age:

33

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

August 17, 1911
Peterborough, Ontario

Enlistment:

September 18, 1939
Hamilton, Ontario

Husband of Lillian Solmes.

Commemorated on Page 448 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:

I. E. 10.

Location:

Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 M until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carrageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Grave Marker– Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Entrance … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cross of Sacrifice located in Plots 4 and 4A … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– View of Plot 3 … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation Paper
  • Document

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