Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Mary Rech

In memory of
Wren
Mary Rech
July 24, 1944
Sydney, Nova Scotia

Military Service:

Service Number:
W/3431
Age:
19
Force:
Navy
Unit:
Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service
Division:
H.M.C.S. Protector

Additional Information:

Born:
October 26, 1924 Carbondale, Alberta
Enlistment:
July 3, 1943 Edmonton, Alberta

Daughter of of Charles and Pearl Rich (1968 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Her brothers William and George Rich served with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment and both were killed in action in Italy. They are buried at Moro River Canadian War Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 424 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
EDMONTON (BEECHMOUNT) CEMETERY ; Alberta, Canada
Grave Reference:
Block 206. Grave 11.
Location:
During the 1939-1945 War, Canadian Infantry troops were stationed at Edmonton. No.13 Vocational Training School was set up and the airfield formed a link in the North-West Staging Route. Most of the war graves lie in Blocks 206 and 208. The cemetery also contains a Cross of Sacrifice. There are now 5 First World War and over 70 Second World War casualties commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping – The Rich family lost 3 sibling in WW2
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Ottawa Citizen, November 1968.

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