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Matthew Simpson Napier

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Matthew Simpson Napier

February 5, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/114490

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

50 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

December 18, 1923
Newton, Scotland

Enlistment:

July 25, 1941
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of James Hamilton Napier and Mima Simpson Napier, of Sandwich, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 198 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:

Plot E. Row C. Grave 9.

Location:

Oran is an important seaport on the Algerian coast. LE PETIT LAC CEMETERY is situated on the south-eastern outskirts of Oran, about 4 kilometres from the Place Foch, in the centre of the town. The entrance is on the Avenue de Sidi Chami, where the road forks right to the Le Petit Lac. The United Kingdom and Commonwealth war plot lies about 180 metres from the entrance, on the right of the main path. The Cemetery Register is kept in the toolshed.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Matthew Simpson Napier is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Matthew Simpson Napier is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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