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Charles Earl Hersom

In memory of:

Lieutenant Charles Earl Hersom

June 22, 1942

Military Service


Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Canadian Army Service Corps

Additional Information


Son of Harvey and Nellie Hersom, of Streetsville, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 81 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:

32. E. 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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  • Temporary grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Sketch of collision– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Report– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Streetsville Ontario War Memorial– Charles Earl Hersom's name is included on the Streetsville Ontario War Memorial.  The memorial was unveiled on July 1st, 1926 and restored in 1993. WW1 and WW2 names are included on the monument. Photo taken in 2002.
  • Detail of Streetsville Ontario War Memorial
  • Grave Marker
  • Newspaper clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail June 27, 1942
  • Oakville Book of Remembrance
  • Oakville Remembers Biography
  • Oakville Remembers Biography (Page 2)
  • Photo of CHARLES EARL HERSOM– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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