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Gordon Kirby Hignell

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Gordon Kirby Hignell

July 23, 1943

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


197 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of Gordon Kirby Hignell and Margaret May Hignell; husband of Marion Hignell, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 170 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

H. 60.


From the centre of Dieppe take the Avenue Gambetta and Avenue des Canadiens. Head along the N27 out of Dieppe in the direction of Rouen until the first roundabout where there is a Commonwealth War Graves Commission sign. Go across the roundabout and continue until you reach a second roundabout. Take the first turning right where there is another CWGC sign. Continue until Chemin des Jonquilles, a road on the left. The Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery is on the right of this road and is clearly visible.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Award– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Gordon Hignell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Gordon Hignell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Letter to Mrs. Hignell about the circumstances of her husband's death.  LAC Ottawa
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery located approximately 5 km. from the beach of Dieppe, France. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)
  • Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery– The Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, located just outside Dieppe, France. (J. Stephens)

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