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Alfred Hiram Balson

In memory of:

Private Alfred Hiram Balson

October 5, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

B/142159

Age:

20

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Additional Information


Son of Alfred Oscar and Eva Balson, of Weston, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 242 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:

3. G. 10.

Location:

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.

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  • Photo of ALFRED HIRAM BALSON– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Photo of ALFRED HIRAM BALSON– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Photo of ALFRED HIRAM BALSON– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Personnel Selection Form– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me
  • Circumstances of death– Submitted for the project, Operation  Picture Me

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