Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Edward McGill

In memory of
Flight Lieutenant
George Edward McGill
March 31, 1944
Sagan, Poland

Military Service:

Service Number:
J/5312
Age:
25
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
103 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.
Citation(s):
1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal/C, War Medal 1939-45, Mentioned in despatches

Additional Information:

Born:
April 14, 1918 Toronto, Ontario
Enlistment:
September 3, 1940 Toronto, Ontario

Son of George Wellington and Rita (nee Strahmayer) McGill of Toronto, Ontario. Spouse of Elizabeth Louise (nee Goodman) McGill and father of Peter Edward of Toronto, Ontario. Flight Lieutenant McGill was a student of the University of Toronto 1936-1938. Flight Lieutenant McGill was taken Prisoner of War in January 1942 after bailing out from his Wellington aircraft. He was one of six Canadian airmen shot after being recaptured during an escape from Stalag Luft 3.

Commemorated on Page 386 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY , Poland
Grave Reference:
8. C. 7.
Location:
Poznan (or Posen), which is the capital of the Province of the same name, is a cathedral city on the River Wanta. The POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY is on the northern side of the town.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of George Edward McGill
  • Newspaper clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial – Entrance to  Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – The Canadians - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Near the exit of Tunnel Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Garden - The plaque under the cross reads "Erected by the Prisoners of War of the allied air forces in honoured memory of their comrades who died at Stalag Luft 3 during the war AD 1939-1945 Per Ardua ad Astra" ... Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Stone - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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