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Richard Charles Meredith

In memory of:

Sergeant Richard Charles Meredith

April 19, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

K/1049

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

British Columbia Dragoons, R.C.A.C.

Division:

9th Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Son of Gwynne H. Meredith and Mary C. Meredith, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 194 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:

34. F. 10.

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.

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  • Photo of Richard Meredith– Meredith, Richard Charles - Sergeant. Born 21st April, 1918, at Victoria, B.C. Educated at North Shore College, North Vancouver. Entered the service of the Bank 28th October, 1936. Served at Vancouver city branches, and Vernon and Kamloops, B.C. Enlisted 7th September, 1940, from Kamloops in 5th Canadian Motorcycle Regiment. Transferred to 9th Armoured Regiment, Canadian Armoured Corps, in October, 1941. Sergeant 8th February, 1943. Trained at Camp Borden, Ont. Overseas in October, 1942.  Died overseas 19th April, 1943, from multiple injuries sustained in a tank accident while on duty during the spring manoeuvres. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

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