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Roswell Murray MacTavish

In memory of:

Flying Officer Roswell Murray MacTavish

March 18, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


439 Squadron


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. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


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

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  • 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 Murray MacTavish– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Memorial and plaque
  • 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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