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Lawrence Herbert Peterson

In memory of:

Flying Officer Lawrence Herbert Peterson

October 30, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/8384

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

33 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star,Africa Star, General Service Badge, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp.Operational Wings postumously awarded June 7,1946

Additional Information


Born:

October 6, 1921
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

November 8, 1941
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Lawrence and Ethel Peterson, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Warren Senior, Clive Julius and Roy Eric Peterson. Brother of Flying Officer Sidney Glen Peterson (J-14208) deceased May 25, 1944.

Commemorated on Page 106 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 263.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of LAWRENCE HERBERT PETERSON– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Son of Lawrence and Ethel Peterson, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Warren Senior, Clive Julius and Roy Eric Peterson. Brother of Flying Officer Sidney Glen Peterson (J-14208) deceased May 25, 1944.

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