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Alexander Carron Scrimger

In memory of:

Captain Alexander Carron Scrimger

October 28, 1944

Military Service






South Alberta Regiment, R.C.A.C.


29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regt.

Additional Information


December 11, 1921
Montréal, Quebec


September 24, 1941
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Francis Alexander Caron Scrimger, VC and Ellen Scrimger

Commemorated on Page 439 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

4. G. 6.


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

  • Attestation Papers– Dr. Francis Scrimger Attestation Papers
  • Attestation Papers (Reverse)– Dr. Francis Scrimger Attestation Papers
  • Photo of ALEXANDER CARRON SCRIMGER– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Alexander Carron Scrimger– Capt Alexander Caron Scrimger courtesy McGill University archives
  • Press Clipping– Capt Alexander Caron Scrimger obit Montreal Star Nov 11 1944 courtesy McGill University archives
  • Photo of Francis Scrimger (Father)– Alex's was only son of  the late Francis Scrimger, CEF, Victoria Cross. (McGill) who served as medical officer of the 14th Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force. Captain Scrimger earned the Victoria Cross in Ypres, Belgium, 25 April 1915 for bravery in directing the evacuation of the wounded from his advanced dressing station under heavy enemy shelling. He carried a severely wounded officer to safety, and remained with him under fire until additional help could be obtained. Scrimger died in Montreal, Quebec, on 13 February 1937. Medal War Museum

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