Thursday, December 23, 2010

Commonwealth War Graves Brampton Cemetery

Private Benjamin McCormack

The grave of 228134 Private Benjamin McCormick. 198th Overseas Bn C.E.F. He was born in Brampton on May 3, 1898. Before enlisting on March 16, 1916, he worked as a clerk in Toronto. He died as the result of his service at the age of 23 years old in 1921.

Spr George C. McCollum
 507228 Spr. George G. McCollum Canadian Signals Corps. Was born in Aurora Ont., on October 23, 1889. Before enlisting on June 19, 1916 he was a school teacher in Toronto. He died on January 22, 1917 at the age of 27.

Captain Frank D.Early

Captain Frank Douglas Early, Lord Strathcona Horse. C.E.F. Enlisted in Regina Sask in 1917. Was a veterinarian, Army Veterinary Corp. He was born in Brampton on August 13, 1890. He died May 15, 1918 at the age of 28.  Note that officers have their rank on the head stone, enlisted men have their regimental number.

Gone But Not Forgotten

I believe that this is also a veteran of WWI. I did not want to tamper with any of the memorials it appears that the grave is still attended. Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget.

LDG Aircraftman Gordon H. McClure

This veteran's grave is from WWII. It is the grave of LAC Gordon McClure Royal Canadian Air Force, who died in December 17, 1941 at the age of 23. The only son of Thomas and Mabel McClure of Brampton Lest We Forget, Lest We Forget.

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