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Edward Alexander McDougall Grange

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Edward Alexander McDougall Grange

August 15, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/18431

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

427 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Edward Wilkinson Grange and of Marion Osborne Grange (nee McDougall), of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. B.A. (University of Toronto).

Commemorated on Page 165 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Eure-et-Loir, France

Grave Reference:

Row 1. Grave 23.

Location:

Dreux is a town and sub-prefecture in the Department of the Eure et Loire about 35 kilometres north of Chartres. THE DREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY is on the north-western side of the town on the eastern side of Rue de Billy. Follow sign 'Chapelle Royale' and the cemetery stands next to it.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– St. Andrew's Church (Presbyterian), 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto
  • Memorial– The Soldiers' Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower's base. In total, almost 1,200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers' Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch West– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers' Tower in 1949. The name of "P/O E.A.M. GRANGE R.C.A.F." is among the names inscribed.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers' Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Edited by H. E. Brown, published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 24 reads: "P/O Edward Alexander McDougall GRANGE 467 Sqn RCAF. Trinity College, BA 1940.  Killed in an air operation over Milan, Italy, 15 August 1943.  Buried in the Communal Cemetery, Dreux, Eure-et-Loire [sic, should be Eure-et-Loir], France."
  • Memorial Stele– This stone stele is located in the chapel at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. "AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE. TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS COLLEGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO GREAT WARS." The name of "E.A.M. GRANGE" is among those inscribed.
  • Memorial Scroll– This framed illuminated scroll, written in calligraphy, is entitled "Men and Women of Trinity College on Active Service. Met'Agona Stephanos". It hangs in the hallway outside the narthex of the chapel at Trinity College in the University of Toronto. Small symbols beside the names indicate men and women who are fallen, decorated, and prisoner of war. The list of names includes:  '40 Grange, E.A.M. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Photo– Photo of Grange from Torontonensis, University of Toronto yearbook, 1940.
  • Photo– Group photo of Grange with fellow members of Zeta Psi fraternity. Grange is shown in first row, photo left.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Edward Alexander Mcdougall Grange is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Edward Alexander Mcdougall Grange is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Press Clipping
  • Memorial– A memorial tablet at St Andrew's Church in Ottawa is dedicated to the members of the Congregation whose lives were sacrificed in World War II.

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