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James Alexander Riddell

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class I James Alexander Riddell

August 3, 1942

Cairo, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

R/67554

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

239 Wing Base RAF

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Africa Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Enlistment:

August 12, 1940
Windsor, Ontario

Son of Andrew and Margaret (nee Askin) Riddell, of Windsor, Ontario. Brother of Helen, Margaret, Grace, Anne, Winnifred and Flying Officer Robert Gordon Riddell, 401 Squadron, killed in action 5 October 1942. Warrant Officer I Riddell is also commemorated on the Masonic War Memorial in Malden Park, Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 110 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

2. D. 10.

Location:

Heliopolis, a major suburb of Cairo, lies 10 kilometres to the north-east of the main city centre, approximately 6 kilometres from the airport. The HELIOPOLIS WAR CEMETERY is situated opposite El Banat (Girls) College in Nabil el Wakkard Street, and access is from this street.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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