Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Roswell Murray MacTavish

In memory of:

Flying Officer Roswell Murray MacTavish

March 18, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/22385

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

439 Squadron

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Son of Wilfrid Lawrence MacTavish and Edith Jane (nee McInnis) MacTavish, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Brother of Jacqueline and Jeanette.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

AYR CEMETERY (United Kingdom)
Ayrshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. R. 1931. Div. Grave 2721.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ROSWELL MURRAY MACTAVISH– Photo of R. M. MacTavish, LAC, Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter written by R. M. MacTavish, LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of Roswell Murray MacTavish
  • Photo of Roswell MacTavish
  • Grave Marker– Flying Officer MacTavish's CWGC headstone in Ayr Cemetery, Scotland.
  • Remembering Roswell Murray MacTavish– A small group of scout leaders went searching for this crash site the day before Remembrance Sunday 2014 and left the poster with details of Macs last flight - hoping to go and visit his grave in Ayr cemetery and will lay a wreath there

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