VERNHAM, PHILIP FREDRICK

Birthdate
Birthplace
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Age
30
Parents
Son of Reginald Vernham and Florence Sewell of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Religion
Anglican
Occupation
Stock clerk (Ford motor company)
Service number
A/86728
Engagement
1942-06-11
Disembarked
1944-07-26, France
Date of death
1944-10-13
Died
Killed in action, Netherlands
Force
Rank
Awards
17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C.
Plot 1 | Row E | Grave 9

"DYING, BEHOLD WE LIVE"

Military grave
Additional info

Qualified Driver (wheeled) Class III on October 20, 1942.

Qualified Driver (tracked) Class III on October 29, 1942.

Qualified Driver Mechanic Group "C" on February 15, 1943.

Awarded First Good Conduct Badge on June 15, 1944.

A file in his service records reads: "Trooper Vernham (7th RECCE) was driving a Flame Thrower Carrier (WASP) which hit a landmine on October 12, 1944 in the vicinity of 500 yards south of Hoofdplaat, Netherlands. The complete front portion of the carrier was blown off and torn to pieces."

VERNHAM, PHILIP FREDRICK
SOURCE: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA