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Gordon Bennett

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Gordon Bennett

May 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15248

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross (D.F.C.)

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Service Order

Additional Information


Son of George and Clara Bennett, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Husband of Nancy Ferguson Bennett, of Winnipeg.

Commemorated on Page 247 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:

11. E. 3.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Entrance– Entrance - Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery - May 2015 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery - May 2015 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery - May 2015 … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo– Photo of GORDON BENNETT
  • Obituary– Obituary - GORDON BENNETT
  • Obituary– Obituary - GORDON BENNETT
  • Photo of GORDON BENNETT– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Squadron Leader Gordon Bennett is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Squadron Leader Gordon Bennett 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
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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