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Donald Wood Beirnes

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Donald Wood Beirnes

January 4, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/61113

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Arthur A. and Nellie M. Beirnes, of Victoria, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 57 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 264.

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.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Donald Wood Beirnes is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Donald Wood Beirnes is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Donald Wood Beirnes– 15 December 1940 LAC
  • Photo of DONALD WOOD BEIRNES– 17 May 1941 - Newly promoted Sgt Donald Wood Beirnes boarding his train from Saskatoon to Halifax prior to shipping out to the UK.
  • Photo of DONALD WOOD BEIRNES– 16 May 1941 - 4 Service Flying Training School, Saskatoon.  Donald Wood Beirnes with his mother Nellie M. Beirnes, of Victoria, British Columbia, shortly after receiving his pilot's wings.

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