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Richard George Buxton

In memory of:

Chief Warrant Officer Richard George Buxton

July 30, 1971
Edmonton, Alberta

Military Service

Service Number:

V57 712 337






Canadian Airborne Regiment


Distinguished Conduct Medal, Canadian Forces Decoration and barette, War Medal 1939-45, Korea Medal, United Nationsl Service Medal (Korea), Canadian Centennial Medal.

Additional Information


April 21, 1926
Victoria, British Columbia


May 23, 1944
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Percy Herbert 'Titch' and Phoebe Mildred Buxton of Victoria, British Columbia. Brother of Frank, David, Keneth, William, Fred, James, Leslie, Phoebe, Hazel, Phyllis, Patricia, Doris and June. Husband of Orion Faye (nee Taylor) Buxton and father of Richard Frederick, Stephen James and Frederick Gary Buxton of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 154 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Grave 1, Block 290


During the 1939-1945 War, Canadian Infantry troops were stationed at Edmonton. No.13 Vocational Training School was set up and the airfield formed a link in the North-West Staging Route. Most of the war graves lie in Blocks 206 and 208. The cemetery also contains a Cross of Sacrifice. There are now 5 First World War and over 70 Second World War casualties commemorated in this site.

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  • Grave marker– CWO Buxton's grave at Beechmount Cemetery in Edmonton, Alberta
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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