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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Querino Di Persio

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Querino Di Persio

July 16, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/76376

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

601 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Rosario and Secondina Di Persio (1987 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother); husband of Mary Di Persio (nee Bryden), of North Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 69 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

O. 125.

Location:

Chatby is a district on the eastern side of the city of Alexandria, between the main dual carriageway to Aboukir, known as Al Horaya, and the sea. This cemetery is located centrally within the main Alexandria cemetery complex, which is bordered by Al Horaya on the south and the electric tramway, which is parallel with Sharia Champollion on the North. Visitors can reach the entrance to the ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY & WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY along the road Sharia Anubis, which lies centrally north/south through the cemetery area. This cemetery has a central front entrance building with a metal gate/grill secured archway leading into it from two small grassed areas which form part of the roadside in front of the cemetery, which is bounded by a rendered wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • National Memorial Cross Mother– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Certificate of Marriage– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Picture of Querino Di Persio– RCAF Flight Sgt. Querino (Merino) Di Persio, son of Rosario and Secondina 
Di Persio of Sydney Mines, was killed in action on July 16, 1942 in the 
Middle East. Merino was the husband of Mary Di Persio (nee Bryden) of
North Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Merino was serving his country with brothers Patrick (RCAF), stationed in 
Winnipeg, and Sgt. Henry Di Persio of the Cape Breton Highlanders.
  • Press Clipping– Clipping notes that brother was wounded in action.
  • Photo of Querino di Persio– Photo courtesy of the Di Persio family.
  • Photo of Querino di Persio– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Photo courtesy of the Di Persio family.
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative poem

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