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John Kenneth McKechnie

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Kenneth McKechnie

July 4, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/6179

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Lt.-Col. William Ernest McKechnie, and of Marion Elsie McKechnie (nee Curram). B.Ed. (McGill University, Montreal).

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

5. A. 6.

Location:

DELHI WAR CEMETERY is about 11 kilometres from New Delhi, on the eastern outskirts of Delhi Cantonment and occupies a flat rectangular site adjoining the existing Cantonment Cemetery. It has an imposing entrance of Grey Dholpur Stone, within which is one part of the Dual Memorial to 25,000 men of the Army and Air Force of Undivided India who died during the 1939-45 War while on service in non-operational zones. When visiting the DELHI WAR CEMETERY from New Delhi proceed to Delhi Cantonment via Sardar Patel Road to Dhaula Kuan roundabout, then continue along the ring road to Brar Square, over the level crossing, then continue for 1 kilometre along Cemetery Road, the cemetery is on the right hand side. The first Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign is on the Dhaula Kuan roundabout and the second on Brar Square just before the railway crossing.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Press Clipping– Pilot Officer John Kenneth McKechnie obit Montreal Star Jul 16 1942 courtesy McGill University archives

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