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Selena Pearl Alexander

In memory of:

Private Selena Pearl Alexander

October 9, 1944

St. James, Manitoba

Military Service


Service Number:

W/22255

Age:

25

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Women's Army Corps

Additional Information


Born:

February 27, 1919
Oakville, Manitoba

Enlistment:

September 29, 1943
Toronto, Ontario

Daughter of John and Wilhelmina Alexander, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Commemorated on Page 235 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WINNIPEG (BROOKSIDE) CEMETERY
Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

Mil. Sec. Lot 2289.

Location:

The cemetery is located immediately west of the Red River College, at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the First World War, Winnipeg was the headquarters of No 10 Military District and it contained six military hospitals of 972 beds. Air force and army training camps were established in the area during the Second World War, with No 103 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre at Fort Garry. Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery contains 299 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 149 from the Second World War, most of them in the special military plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Circumstances of death.  Pte. Alexander had had meningitis in January 1943 as well, and did not work for two months.
  • Memorial– On May 5, 2001, the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Mrs. Hillary Weston unveiled the Canadian Women's Army Corps Memorial Monument in Kitchenor Waterloo. This memorial honours the women who served in the C.W.A.C. between 1941 and 1946 abd lists those who died while on service.
  • Memorial Plaque– On May 5, 2001, the Lieutenant-Governor of Ontario, Her Honour Mrs. Hillary Weston unveiled the Canadian Women's Army Corps Memorial Monument in Kitchenor Waterloo. This memorial honours the women who served in the C.W.A.C. between 1941 and 1946 abd lists those who died while on service.
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Selena Pearl Alexander
  • Grave Marker

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