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Donald Henson

In memory of:

Corporal Donald Henson

April 12, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

A/9978

Age:

28

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Division:

45 Gen. Transport Coy.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph and Gladys Henson, of London, Ontario, Canada; husband of Shirley Virginia Henson, of London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 333 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

48. G. 4.

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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  • Photo of Donald Henson– Joined the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in January 1941, and was posted to England in June 1942. Killed in a motorcycle accident in England.
  • Grave marker– Photo provided by The Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project. Volunteers Mike and Dale Symmonds

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