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George Gordon Cann

In memory of:

Flying Officer George Gordon Cann

November 4, 1942
Idku, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

J/7686

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

272 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, Africa Star, Defense Medal, General Service Medal and the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

October 27, 1919
Gull Lake, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

January 7, 1941
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Robert George and Edith Emily Cann, of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan.

He served in Canada, England and Egypt. He had 666 days of service, including 327 overseas.

Commemorated on Page 62 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

4. B. 1.

Location:

Hadra is a district on the eastern side of Alexandria, south of the main road to Aboukir, known as Al Horaya, near the University of Alexandria. The entrance to the ALEXANDRIA(HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY is along the road Sharia Manara.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of George Cann– In Memory of the members of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) who went to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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