Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Neil MacPherson

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Navigator William Neil MacPherson

July 25, 1944

Military Service

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Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


406 Sqdn.

Additional Information

Commemorated on Page 376 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Loire-Atlantique, France

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Riaille is a village and commune about 24 miles (38 kilometres) north-east of Nantes, and some 14 miles (23 kilometres) south of Chateaubriant. It stands at the junction of the secondary roads from Joue-sur-Erdre to St.Mars-la-Jaille and Chateaubriant to Ancenis. Nantes is the most convenient centre, whence the village is best reached by taxi. The communal cemetery is on the eastern side of the village, about 150 yards from the church south of the road to St. Mars-la-Jaille. In the south-eastern (far left) corner, against the rear wall, are the graves of two airmen belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Commemorative Poster– Scotiabank produced this commemorative poster to mark the 50th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. The poster was produced in English and in French.
  • Bank of Nova Scotia, WWII Honour Roll list– Mr. MacPherson was remembered during a general meeting of the Bank of Nova Scotia held on October 13, 1946.
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the employes from the Bank of Nova Scotia who went away to war and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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