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Richard Everard Milne Connor

In memory of:

Private Richard Everard Milne Connor

October 28, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

D/175677

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

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

Citation(s):

The 1939-1945 Star, The France and Germany Star, The War Medal 1939-1945, The Canadian Volunteer War Medal.

Additional Information


Born:

May 24, 1923
Lurgill, Northern Ireland

Enlistment:

May 17, 1943
Montreal South, Québec

Son of Henry and Jane Elizabeth Barbour Connor, of Magog, Quebec. King's Scout.

Commemorated on Page 278 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

7. C. 2.

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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  • Plaque– Silver plaque by Birks engraved " CANADA/ PTE R.E. CONNOR/ R.H.LI/ DIED IN HIS CONTRY'S SERVICE/ 28 OCT. 1944"

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps
Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment) 
#20030053-004 Canadian War Museum
  • Family Photo– This is a family photo.

Everard is standing at far left.
  • Photo of Richard Connor
  • Original Grave Marker– This was where Everard was originally buried close to where he fell.
  • Family Photo– This is a family portrait of all 5 brothers. Everard is second from left.
  • Letter– Letter from friend to Everard's parents expressing condolences and describing circumstances behind Everard's death.
  • Sympathy Card– Buckingham Palace.
  • Condolences– Condolences - Government of Canada.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Everard's grave at the Bergen-op-zoom Canadian War Cemetery, The Netherlands. Canadian flag was placed by Richard (namesake) and Christopher Martin, Everard's nephews, in July 2014.
  • Cemetery– The Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, The Netherlands. Most of the soldiers buried here lost their lives in the fighting north of Antwerp during the Battle of the Scheldt, as the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division, with support from the 4th Canadian Armoured Division, worked to clear the right (north) bank of the Scheldt estuary of German forces. Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery contains 1,118 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, 31 of which are unidentified.
  • Grave Marker– Richard Martin, nephew and namesake of Richard Everard Milne Connor, visiting gravesite and laying a flag, July 27, 2014.

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