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Donald Moir Palethorpe

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Donald Moir Palethorpe

November 23, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

R/61111

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

250 (R.A.F.)11. Sqdn Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of John L. and Mary Anne Palethorpe, of Wenatchee, Washington, U.S.A.

Commemorated on Page 40 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 246.

Location:

Alamein is a village which is bypassed by the main coast road approximately 130 kilometres west of Alexandria on the way to Mersa Matruh. The first Commission road direction sign is located just beyond the Alamein police checkpoint and all cemetery visitors should turn off from the main road onto the old coast road, which is parallel to the former. The cemetery and the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL both lie beyond the ridge. Road direction signs are in place approximately 25 metres before the low metal gates and stone wing walls which are situated centrally at the road edge at the head of the access path which leads down through the memorial building and into the cemetery. The Cross of Sacrifice feature may be seen from the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Donald Palethorpe– Picture from West Hill High School Annual 1944 (Montreal). Photo supplied by McGill University.
  • 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

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