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William Murray Leigh

In memory of:

Private William Murray Leigh

August 19, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

B/37607

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C.

Additional Information


Son of Murray William and Verlyn N. Salome Leigh, of London, Ontario; husband of Olive Lucas Leigh, of London.

Commemorated on Page 90 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:

K. 52.

Location:

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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  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Stone of Remembrance - Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Entrance– Entrance - Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of WILLIAM MURRAY LEIGH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM MURRAY LEIGH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM MURRAY LEIGH– Bill and Olive. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Telegram– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Murray Leigh– Joined the army in Hamilton in 1940. He was a member of D Company, Royal Hamilton Light Infantry and was killed when his regiment made the frontal assault on the beaches at Dieppe.
  • Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery– The Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, located just outside Dieppe, France. (J. Stephens)

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