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Gavin Robert Adams

In memory of:

Flying Officer Gavin Robert Adams

November 24, 1943
El Aouina, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

J/9176

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

87 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

March 7, 1920
Newdale, Manitoba

Enlistment:

March 10, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William Lindley and Margaret Adams of Newdale, Manitoba.

Brother of Flying Officer Douglas Adams, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 130 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 271.

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
  • Photo of GAVIN ROBERT ADAMS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Family Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of GAVIN ROBERT ADAMS– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022

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