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Gestur Ernest Hjalmarson

In memory of:

Private Gestur Ernest Hjalmarson

January 22, 1942

Ucluelet, British Columbia

Military Service


Service Number:

H/54406

Age:

50

Force:

Army

Unit:

Veterans Guard of Canada

Citation(s):

Bar to Military Medal

Honours and Awards:

Military Medal

Additional Information


Born:

August 11, 1891
Wahalla, North Dakota

Enlistment:

October 1, 1915
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Husband of Winnifred Hjalmarson, of Esquimalt, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 82 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VETERANS' CEMETERY (ESQUIMALT)
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Mil. Sec. Grave 792.

Location:

The Veterans' Cemetery National Historic Site is located adjacent to the Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt in the municipality of Esquimalt, British Columbia. On July 14, 1868 the cemetery was consecrated as a one acre Royal Navy plot. Today the site covers 2.2 acres with most of the land surrounding the cemetery owned by the Gorge Vale Golf Course. Presently the cemetery holds over 1700 graves of Canadian and Commonwealth naval and military personnel and their families. The Esquimalt Veterans' Cemetery is significant for its long history of providing a resting place for military dead.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Gestur Hjalmarson– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GESTUR ERNEST HJALMARSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GESTUR ERNEST HJALMARSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GESTUR ERNEST HJALMARSON– Gestur, Winnifred, Ruth and Fred. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GESTUR ERNEST HJALMARSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GESTUR ERNEST HJALMARSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GESTUR ERNEST HJALMARSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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