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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Desmond Purcell

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant James Desmond Purcell

August 25, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/69899

Age:

32

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

459 (R.A.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of James Joseph Purcell and of Elizabeth Purcell (nee Carpenter), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 108 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:

1. H. 1.

Location:

Tel-el-Kebir lies 110 kilometres north-north-east of Cairo and 75 kilometres south of Port Said. The War Memorial Cemetery is situated about 175 metres east of the railway station and the Ismailia(Sweet Water)Canal.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of James Desmond Purcell (known as Des)
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star September 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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