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Oswald James Thorpe

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Oswald James Thorpe

July 8, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/18494

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

16 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Sqdn. Son of Oswald James Thorpe and Mary Rosa Thorpe, of Welland, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 220 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 272.

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

  • Stained Glass Window– A stained glass window was erected at Trinity United Church, 4287 William Street, Beamsville, ON. This stained glass window depicting an Honour Roll, is dedicated to those veterans listed, lost during the First and Second World Wars. This memorial was unveiled in the 1940s.
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[inscription/inscription]
Honour Roll
[left side/côté gauche]
1914 - 1918

[right side/côté droite]
1939 - 1945
[left column/colonne de gauche]

C. Thompson
C.W. Wilcox
G.C. Read
F.S. Albright
R.R. Hobden
C.C. Blunden

[centre column/colonne de centre]
H.H. Elliott
G. Knight
A. Lawrie
C.J. Harshaw
A.R. Hewitt
J.D. Reid
[right column/colonne de droite]
R.L. Miln
A.L. Logan
J.B. Stallwood
T.H. Page
O.J. Thorpe

http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dhh-dhp/nic-inm/sm-rm/mdsr-rdr-eng.asp?PID=7916
Photo Credit: Derek Boogers

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