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Peter Dean O'Brian

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Peter Dean O'Brian

December 21, 1941


Calgary, Alberta

Military Service


Service Number:

M/62131

Age:

39

Force:

Army

Unit:

The Canadian Provost Corps

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and War Medal

Additional Information


Born:

February 17, 1902
L'Orignal, Ontario

Enlistment:

April 8, 1941
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Judge Colin G. O'Brian. Brother of Lewis O'Brian, of Ottawa, Ontario. Common-law spouse of Marion Louise O'Brian of Calgary, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 40 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Lot 39. Block 7. Sec. G.

Location:

Calgary, in the south-western part of Alberta, is on both the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway, No2, 304 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “Pte P. D. O'BRIAN C.ProC.” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 51 reads: “L/Cpl Peter Dean O'BRIAN  Canadian Provost Corps. Former student in University College, 1919-21. Accidentally killed while on active service in Alberta, 21 December 1941. Buried in the Burnsland Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta.”
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