Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Richard Anderson Squires

In memory of:

Lieutenant Richard Anderson Squires

June 17, 1942

Military Service


Age:

31

Force:

Army

Unit:

Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians), R.C.A.C.

Division:

2 Armd. Regt.

Additional Information


Son of the Rt. Hon. Sir Richard Anderson Squires, P.C., K.C.M.G., K.C., LL.B., and of Lady Squires (nee Strong), of St. Johns, Newfoundland. Husband of Jean I. Squires, of St. John's.

Commemorated on Page 198 of the Newfoundland Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

32. D. 7.

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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  • Memorial– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker
  • Newspaper clipping– Source:  Globe and Mail, June 24, 1942

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