Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Richard Ironmonger Derry

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Richard Ironmonger Derry

June 2, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/56151

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 69 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Joint grave II. H. 19-20.

Location:

Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 M until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carrageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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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 Richard Ironmonger Derry is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Richard Ironmonger Derry is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– Richard Derry gravesite in Antwerp, Belgium, May 1 2006
  • Photo of Richard Ironmonger Derry– Picture from West Hill High School Annual 1944 (Montreal). Photo supplied by McGill University.
www.education.mcgill.ca/history/highschools/Monklands/
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Richard Derry

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