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Malcolm Allen Canty

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Malcolm Allen Canty

December 11, 1941

Tobrouk, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

R/62966

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

250 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, African Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

August 1, 1921
Saint John, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

September 30, 1940
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Son of I. Leslie and Gertrude B. Canty, of Hebron, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia.

He had service in Canada, England, in Libya, in Egypt. He completed 438 days of service, including 197 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 25 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

ALAMEIN MEMORIAL
Egypt

Grave Reference:

Column 246.

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– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Medals– Pictures of F/Sgt. Canty's medals.

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