75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War

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The City of Brampton will commemorate the official end of the Second World War, which took place on September 2, 1945, with the surrender of Japan. While Canadian Forces did not serve in the Pacific theatre, except in Hong Kong, many residents of Brampton served in the European theatre of the war, and a significant number of Bramptonians also served in the Pacific theatre with the forces of our Allied Countries.

On September 2, we will commemorate the service of all Bramptonians who served during this turbulent period in world history, and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve and defend the freedoms we currently enjoy.


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Those who made the ultimate sacrifice and our Brampton Veterans of WWII who served

Regimental Sergeant Major E.A. Ching
Regimental Sergeant Major William Palmer
Major Doctor D.C. Heggie GM MD
Corporal George Burrows
George Herbert Green
Corporal Joyce McIntosh
Pilot Officer Bill Burrell
Trooper James Albert Ewles
Leading Aircraftman Lloyd Ewles
Pipe Major (CWO) Jopseph A. Sellors CD
Sergeant Marshall E. Young
Warrent Officer William Wells
Sergeant Bill Bettridge
Lieutenant Hugh R. Birks
WLA Catherine Birks
LAC James R Hillson
Robert Kenneth Post
Lance Corporal Robert Bean
Warrant Officer Larry Fish MMM CD
SPR. Gordon McVean
Alexander Graham LAC
Private Albert William Adcock
Lieutenant James M. Conover
Colonel Edward Conover CD
George E. Ching
L/Cpl Allan Frederick Cox
John Dineen
Marjorie Murphy
Donald E Graff
Pte C. A. Plant
Sergeant Marion W Gamble
Sergeant Willis A Fitzgerald
Regimental Sergeant Major Henry Shepherd MBE
Frank Stawicki
George Arthur Anger
Leonard Bate
Harold Morrison Bettenson
John Robert Bigham
Trooper Lloyd Bigham
Private William Bigham
Pilot Officer Edward dale Brydon
Pilot Officer John Alan Burkitt
Sergeant Air Gunner Robert Burt
Air Bomber John Hunter Carter
Pilot Officer Frank Joel Clark
Private Private Walter Frederick Cork
Major George Richard Corkett
Pilot Officer George Walker Davidson
Sergeant Joseph Linbert Dickson
Arthur Drisroll
Private James Edward Fendley
2nd Lieutenant Donald Francis Ficht
Pilot Officer Donald G. Flood
Sergeant Ernest Forster
Flight Sergeant John Albert Garbutt
Sergeant Robert John Green​
CPL Barnes, Vincent Joseph
Herbett Hogg
CPL. Albert “Bert” Hogg
Corporal Thomas Gumuly
Pilot Officer Robert Heggie
Trooper William Andrew Henderson
Gunner Louis Higgins
Lance Corporal Crawford Wilmer Hodgson
Private Samual Hood
Private Raymond Edward Johnson
Lt Col Roy Walter Lent
Corporal George Litster
Lance Corporal Cecil Omar Littleton
Pilot Officer John David Luxton
William Manley
Flight Sergeant Joseph Frederick Mara
Flight Lieutenant Herbert Elgia Mitchell
Pilot Officer Gordon Hutchinson McClure
Private Floyd Ellis McCrimmon
Pilot Officer Charles Thomas McIntosh
Pilot Officer Robert Henry McKillop
Major Clive L. R. McMurchy
Wireless Air Gunner John Elwyn McIntosh Nixon
Lieutenant John Edward Patterson
Flight Lieutenant Almer Clement Raine
Radio Officer Gordon Henry Randle
Private John Carlyle Robertson
Private Alexander Ryckman Sanderson
Sergeant Joseph Axford Selley
Private Carl John Snell
Radio Officer Cyril John Somerville
Lieutenant John Donald Leslie Stewart
Gunner Jack Sweeney
Captain Edward Louis Terry
Private Bernard Bates Thompson
Private Harold Truman Thompson
Flying Officer Thomas Wellwood Thompson
Rifleman Edwin Andrew Whithouse
Roderick Graham
Flying Officer Edward Dale Brydon
Private Bernard Nancis Barrett
Sergeant John Albert Collis
Private Lionel Richard Muddle
Private Robert James Wylie
Sergeant Joseph Axford Selley
Donald Anderson
Captain Philip Ash
LSD Ian Black
C/W R4 William Blathwayt
Signalman John Bulger
Jean Chevrier
LACW Margaret Duff
Arthur Duquette
Walter Gendron
James Gifford
LACW Helen Graham
Jack Grant
Sgt. George Henry Burnell
Les Llewellyn
James Alcorn Bennett
Eric Gray
Gunner Charles Green
Robert Hanly
Thomas Hutchison
Clyde James
Bruce Joynt
A/B George Kent
William King
Wilfred Knox
Sergeant Frederick Lofts
Patrick MacKenzie
John Madill
Ronald Marks
Keith Matthews
LAC John Moss
William Paris
Kenneth Peatling
Cpl Joseph Penny
Douglas Perkins
James Post
Arthur Rossell
Michael Sloski
Lloyd Smither
Bertram Snell
Trooper George St. Cyr
Conrad Stewart
Pte Gerald Swackhamer
Reginald Tucker
Arthur Walsh
William C Walsh
Blanche Westrap
Victor Williams
Konrad Wilski
Georgina Wood
Victor Thraves
H Smither
L G Smither
M Smither
Henry Snell
J Mullholland
Hugh MacMillan
John (Jackie) Fox
F McCreary Sr
James Martin
Edward Lagerquist
Robert Lagerquist
Major Albert Victor Goodman CD
Albert Patterson
James Davidson
Charles Cousins
Leonard Copeland
L Coulson
W Caldwell
Ronald Brush
Stan W Adams
Sgt Harry Kerfoot
Sgt Harry Walker
Billy Hamilton
Mary “Molly” Weir
John Giroux
Cliff Wenzel
Bill Sproule
James Raymond Hillson


If you are aware of other Brampton Veterans of WWII, please let us know at events@brampton.ca. 

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We invite you to share your memories of loved ones and times gone by and to also express your condolences to the families.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​