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Rene Harold Murphy

In memory of:

Sergeant Rene Harold Murphy

October 14, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information

Son of John Murphy, and of Nolia Murphy, of Chapleau, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 197 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cheshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. A. Grave 767.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Cemetery– Photo of Blacon Cemetery, Chester, England (CWGC) 
Sgt. (N) Murphy was on board Anson R9780 operating out of #2 Observers Advanced Flying Unit, RAF Millom near Haverigg, Cumberland.  While on a training flight, it developed engine failure and crashed outside Whitehaven, Cumberland.  
One other Canadian airman, F/S (P) Vincent Dunnigan was killed, and three members of the RAF.
Eyewitnesses said it "broke up in the air" and the main fuselage, engines and other wreckage came down on the hillside called 'The Brows' at Kells.

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