Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leonard Basil Fordham

In memory of:

Flying Officer Leonard Basil Fordham

July 17, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

88208

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

72 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Lennard Pierre and Demaris Fordham, of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 604 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:

31. G. 5.

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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  • Inscription– Flying Officer Leonard Basil Fordham is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … name on the panels that surround the Altar … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Leonard Basil Fordham is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … the Altar … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Biggin Hill– Flying Officer Leonard Basil Fordham is also commemorated at St George's Royal Air Force Chapel of Remembrance - Biggin Hill … Photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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