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Otto Albert Dunning

In memory of:

Private Otto Albert Dunning

June 10, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

F/60245

Age:

23

Force:

Army

Unit:

North Nova Scotia Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Born:

March 8, 1921
New London, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

June 19, 1940
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dunning of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Otto was named after his uncle, Lance Corporal Otto Albert Dunning, who died while serving with the Army in the First World War. Nephew of Private Claud Augustus Dunning, who died while serving with the Army in the First Word War.

Commemorated on Page 297 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:

49. H. 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.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Otto A. Dunning– This picture was submitted by Otto's brother Joe Dunning.
  • Gravemarker– This temporary marker was erected on a soldiers grave, and then a photo was sent to the next of kin to check for accuracy of spelling and ask for an epitaph before the permanent stone is carved and placed.
  • Shoulder Flash– Otto served with the North Nova's, this is the shoulder flash of his Unit.
  • Springbrook War Memorial– This war memorial is located in Springbrook, Prince Edward Island.
  • Inscription
  • Photo of Otto Dunning
  • Grave marker– Photo provided by The Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project. Volunteer Mike and Dale Symmonds

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