Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Querino Di Persio

In memory of
Flight Sergeant
Querino Di Persio
July 16, 1942

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/76376
Age:
22
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
601 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information:

Son of Rosario and Secondina Di Persio (1987 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother); husband of Mary Di Persio (nee Bryden), of North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 69 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY , Egypt
Grave Reference:
O. 125.
Location:
Chatby is a district on the eastern side of the city of Alexandria, between the main dual carriageway to Aboukir, known as Al Horaya, and the sea. This cemetery is located centrally within the main Alexandria cemetery complex, which is bordered by Al Horaya on the south and the electric tramway, which is parallel with Sharia Champollion on the North. Visitors can reach the entrance to the ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY & WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY along the road Sharia Anubis, which lies centrally north/south through the cemetery area. This cemetery has a central front entrance building with a metal gate/grill secured archway leading into it from two small grassed areas which form part of the roadside in front of the cemetery, which is bounded by a rendered wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Press Clipping – Clipping notes that brother was wounded in action.
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative poem
  • Picture of Querino Di Persio – RCAF Flight Sgt. Querino (Merino) Di Persio, son of Rosario and Secondina 
Di Persio of Sydney Mines, was killed in action on July 16, 1942 in the 
Middle East. Merino was the husband of Mary Di Persio (nee Bryden) of
North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Merino was serving his country with brothers Patrick (RCAF), stationed in 
Winnipeg, and Sgt. Henry Di Persio of the Cape Breton Highlanders.
  • Photo of Querino di Persio – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Querino di Persio – Photo courtesy of the Di Persio family.
  • Group Photo – Photo courtesy of the Di Persio family.

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