SERVICE FOR CANADIAN SOLDIERS KILLED AT DIEPPE IN 1942



DIED IN DIEPPE RAID

Canadians Buried at Brookwood

Maple leaves specially flown from Canada were strewn on the coffins at the funeral at Brookwood Cemetery on Sunday of about 50 Canadian soldiers who were killed in the raid on Dieppe last week.

General AGL McNaughton, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Canadian Army, and other officers attended.

Troops representing all the units which took part in the raid formed up outside Brookwood station and marched to the graveside. They were led by a Canadian military band. The Canadian flag was flown on the cemetery flag mast.

Eight padres of different denominations conducted the service, which was also in memory of other Canadian troops who died and are buried in France. After the Last Post had been sounded the rich green maple leaves were strewn on the coffins. General McNaughton and the other officers filed past the graves and saluted.

(Surrey Advertiser and County Times - 27 August 1942)


Brookwood Cemetery (Canadian Section) - photographed in July 2005