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Leonard Richard Ovelson

In memory of:

Private Leonard Richard Ovelson

December 31, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

M/105026

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps

Division:

9 Field Dressing Station

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

October 21, 1923
Kingman, Alberta

Enlistment:

November 23, 1942
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Andrew and Annie Ovelson, of Kingman, Alberta. Brother of Leslie, Harold, Raymond, Kenneth, Violet, Pearl, Carrie and Dorothy.

Commemorated on Page 409 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:

10. D. 8.

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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  • 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 of Leonard Ovelson– Private Leonard Ovelson.

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