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Donald Melford McIlwain

In memory of:

Lieutenant Donald Melford McIlwain

October 5, 1942

Military Service






Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information

Son of Fred and Ethel May McIlwain; husband of May McIlwain, of Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 97 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Seine-Maritime, France

Grave Reference:

Block 2, Plot 4. Row P. Grave 15.


The St. Sever Cemetery and Extension (Rouen) is situated about 3 kilometres south of Rouen Cathedral and a short distance west of the road from Rouen to Elbeuf. If travelling from Elbeuf or Caen on the N.138, follow Avenue Des Canadiens right down to the roundabout. Then take the fourth exit into Rue Stanislas De Jardin, and the cemetery lies 150 metres on the left. The CWGC signpost is located at the entrance of the cemetery. The cemetery covers an area of 49,885 square metres. The War Stone is on the boundary of the original Cemetery and the Extension, facing the City of Rouen War Memorial. The Cross is raised on a terrace on the further side of the Extension. The Chapel, cruciform and surmounted by a dome, is in the middle of the Extension.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial scroll– Royal Hamilton Light Infantry memorial scroll for Dieppe.  On display at the 
Lieutenant-Colonel John Weir Foote VC, CD Armoury, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • Photo of DONALD MELFORD MCILWAIN– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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