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Ronald Strongman Kent

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ronald Strongman Kent

February 27, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/9079

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

260 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of John Hubert and Olga Charlotte Kent, of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Eileen Hazel Kent, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 177 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a 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– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ronald S. Kent– 16/10/21  - 27/02/43
  • Document– Highschool registration card for Ron Kent.  He entered North Toronto Collegiate in 1935 and transferred to Lawrence Park Collegiate when it opened in 1936.
  • Newspaper Clipping– TORONTO STAR "Pages of the Past" online
1943, Sept 15
  • Letter– Letter from the CO of Ron's squadron to his mother.  A duplicate was sent to his wife.  It explains the circumstances of his death.

Source:Whitehouse vis Library & Archives Canada
  • Excerpt from service file– Ronald Kent's service particulars.

Source:Whitehouse vis Library & Archives Canada
  • Letter– A letter from Ron's mother asking for information about his death.  Taken from his service file in Ottawa.

Source:Whitehouse via Library & Archives Canada
  • RCAF Officer's Application– Ron Kent's application to join the RCAF pg 1. (Picture enchanced)

Source:Whitehouse via Library & Archives Canada
  • Attestation Papers– Ron Kent's application to join the RCAF pg 2. (Picture enchanced)

Source:Whitehouse via Library & Archives Canada
  • Document– Ron Kent's Record of Service Airman pg1. (Picture enchanced)

Source:Whitehouse via Library & Archives Canada
  • Document– Ron Kent's Record of Service Airman pg2. (Picture enchanced)

Source:Whitehouse via Library & Archives Canada

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