Rifleman Ernest Arnold Cunningham, B64756
The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada
Rifleman Cunningham is sponsored by Globus Family of Brands.
Rifleman Cunningham était parrainé par Globus Family of Brands.
Our sincere thanks to the brave Canadian Soldiers for the sacrifices made to preserve the freedom we are privileged to enjoy today.
Birth place and date: Ernest was born in Toronto, ON on 30 January 1923.
Home town: Ernest grew up in Toronto, ON.
Religion: Ernest was a member of the United Church.
Occupation: Before the war, Ernest worked as a shipper and typist (Class III).
Marital Status: Ernest was never married or had any children.
Parents: Ernest’s parents were Grace Gordon and Ernest Carl Cunningham. His parents were married in Peterborough, ON on 16 July 1911.
Next of kin: Ernest’s next of kin was his mother, Grace Gordon Cunningham.
Date and location of enlistment: Ernest enlisted on 23 June 1941 in Toronto, ON.
Medals: Ernest was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the War Medal, and the CVSM and Clasp.
- Ernest had two brothers, Carl Francis (age 31) and Ross Gordon (age 27). He also had three sisters, Ruby (age 29), Cora (age 25), and Joan (age 19).
Burial location: Ernest is buried at the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery in France. He was 21 years old when he died.
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