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Matthew Dorrell

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Matthew Dorrell

November 2, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

C/90844

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

428 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

France and Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, CVSM and Clasp, Operations wings

Additional Information


Born:

October 6, 1923
Bulyea, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

December 12, 1941
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of Matthew and Annie M. Dorrell, of Bulyea, Saskatchewan. Brother of Joesph, James, Clarence, Beatrice, and Selina.

Commemorated on Page 293 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

1. F. 11.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

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– Pilot Officer Matthew Dorrell is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Matthew Dorrell is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Matthew Dorrell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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