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Hector Vertente

In memory of:

Signalman Hector Vertente

December 25, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:







The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals


H.Q. First Cdn. Army Sigs.

Additional Information


March 26, 1921
Essex County, Ontario


September 18, 1940
London, Ontario

Son of Alfonse Vertente, and of Leontene Vertente, of Delhi, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 468 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:

5. H. 3.


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

  • Birth Certificate– Translated it says: The year 1923, on march 27 at 10h AM.............. appeared before us Alphonse Theophile Vertente, age 33 year......declared following: yesterday at 6h PM in the house B278 in this community is born a child, male, he is the father and the mother his housewife Leontina De Vliegher, old 33 years,.... 
which child he showed and were he declared to give him his first name Hector Domien Sidonie..
  • Photo of Hector Vertente– In Memory of the men from Norfolk County who gave their lives in World War II.

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial– Raymond Joseph Vince

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