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Joseph Lawson Griffin

In memory of:

Gunner Joseph Lawson Griffin

October 21, 1942


Dumbarton, Scotland

Military Service


Service Number:

F/2711

Age:

24

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Artillery

Additional Information


Born:

September 23, 1918
Summerside, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

March 26, 1942
Huntingdon, Quebec

Son of George Lawson Griffin and Kate Wood. Brother of Patricia.

Commemorated on Page 78 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

33. E. 1.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star October 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker

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