Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Neil Russell MacSween

In memory of:

Chaplain 4th Class Neil Russell MacSween

July 1, 1944

Military Service






Canadian Chaplain Service

Additional Information


March 28, 1910

Son of Norman and Mae Murrant MacSween; husband of Ruth Harriet MacSween, of Port Hawksbury, Nova Scotia. B.A. (Mount Allison University).

Commemorated on Page 376 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

54. B. 3.


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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  • Memorial– Mount Allison University, plaque honouring students who served, and died, in World War II
  • Biography– Mount Allison University, 1935 yearbook, University Graduates, Arts
  • Photo of Neil Russell MacSween– From the Sydney Academy Memorial booklet, published by the Student's Assembly in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.  The original pictures were supplied by the Sydney Post-Record and the booklet was compiled by Jack Wilcox, class of 1946 and Donald Trivett, class of 1947.
  • Letter from the Sydney Academy
  • Memorial– We were doing photos for the Maple Leaf Legacy Project at Hardwood Hill Cemetery in Sydney, Nova Scotia. We came across this marker and took the pic.
  • Grave Marker
  • Memorial– Beechwood National Military Cemetery
Hall of Colours
Military Chaplains stained glass window

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