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Harry Benjamin Sigel

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Harry Benjamin Sigel

October 7, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/ 133803

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

354 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Solomon Max Sigel and Yetta Sigel, of Toronto, Ontario. Canada.

Commemorated on Page 213 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

9. B. 15.

Location:

MADRAS WAR CEMETERY is about 5 kilometres from the airport and 14 kilometres from the central railway station. The GST Road (Great Southern Trunk Road) leads from the airport past Trident Hotel to Kathipara roundabout - there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission road direction sign on a small triangular island showing the way to the cemetery via Mount Poonamall Road passing at the foot of St. Thomas Mount. The cemetery can easily be located on the right hand side of the road 1 kilometre from St. Thomas Mount. From Madras Central Railway Station the route is up Mount Road (Anna Selai) and over the bridge which crosses the River Cooun. The route passes St. Mary's Cemetery on Pallawan Road and is via LIC building (Life Insurance Corporation Building) situated on Mount Road, which leads to Anna Flyover and to Kathipara Junction.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of HARRY BENJAMIN SIGEL– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • ID Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star February 1943. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Harry Benjamin Sigel– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Obituary– Harry Sigel is honoured on page 70 of the memorial book,
CANADIAN JEWS IN WORLD WAR II, Part II: Casualties,
compiled by David Rome for the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal, 1948.  
This extract is provided courtesy of the Canadian Jewish Congress which holds the copyright for this volume.  For additional information about these archival records, please contact:
The Canadian Jewish Congress National Archives 
1590 Ave. Docteur Penfield, Montreal, Que. H3G 1C5 (Canada)
telephone: 514-931-7531 ex. 2 
facsimile:  514-931-0548 
website:     www.cjc.ca
  • Memorail– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me
  • Plaque– In memory of the Harbord Collegiate Institute students who served during World War I and World War II and did not return home. 

Submitted for the project Operation: Picture Me

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