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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Taft Hemsworth

In memory of:

Pilot Officer James Taft Hemsworth

April 6, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


38 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Sqdn. Son of William Booth Hemsworth, and of Mabel C. Hemsworth, of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 332 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

Column 281.


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– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES TAFT HEMSWORTH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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