THE PERTH REGIMENT OF CANADA

 

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey, United Kingdom

 

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 Cemetery, is a very extensive burial ground near Woking, in the North-West corner of Surrey. Brookwood and Woking were afforested by Henry II, but disafforested about 1225. The name "Brookwood" has reference to the large woods of oak which grew in this district in former times from which, according to local tradition, timber was used in the construction of many sailing ships. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the 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 (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 casualties of our Allies. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried. The Commission also maintains as an agency service on behalf of the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, a plot of the graves of Chelsea Pensioners, which is situated adjacent to the Military Cemetery. The Commission now publish registers for Foreign Nationals and Non World War Dead within their care in this cemetery. At the southern end of the Canadian section stands the Brookwood Memorial, commemorating 3,500 men and women of the Land Forces of the Commonwealth who died in many lands, or at sea, and have no known grave. The circumstances of their death were such that they could not appropriately be commemorated on any of the campaign memorials in theatres of war. This is subject to separate registers.

A/11179 PTE. THOMAS APPLETON, died Monday, 27th April 1942. Age 29.
Son of Thomas and Florence Appleton; husband of Marguerite Appleton, of London, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: 36.I.10.

LIEUT. GEORGE WILMOT STONE, died Wednesday, 5th August 1942. Age 20.
Son of Thomas Wilmot Stone and Jean Stone, of London, Ontario, Canada.
Grave Reference: 32.J.10.


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May 3rd. 2001