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Charles Tom Cantrill

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Charles Tom Cantrill

June 7, 1942
Acroma, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Military Service


Service Number:

C/1210

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

73 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

April 12, 1920
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

August 24, 1939
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Tom and Ivy Elizabeth Cantrill, of Ashton, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 62 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 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

  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– charles cantrill july 1941
  • Photo of Charles Tom Cantrill
  • Group Photo– HRH King George VI being greeted by Flight Lieutenant,, 1941
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: picture Me

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