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Gordon Ross Alexander

In memory of:

Regimental Sergeant Major (WO.I) Gordon Ross Alexander

September 11, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

B/63500

Age:

51

Force:

Army

Unit:

Queen's Own Rifles of Canada, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of John and Harriet Alexander, of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Ethel Harriet Alexander, of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 130 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:

45. I. 8.

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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  • Obituary– This obituary of RSM Alexander was obtained by Mrs. Josie McQuade from a Toronto newspaper in 1943.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque– Plaque erected in the sanctuary of St. John's Presbyterian Church, Broadview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  Memorial Chimes were also dedicated "In memory of those of our number who gave their lives in the cause of freedom in World War II, 1939-1945."
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star for 13 September 1943.
  • Gravemarker– Captain Craig Cameron took this photo of Regimental Sergeant Major Alexander's gravemarker in England in 1997.

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