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William Mckenzie Murdoch

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II William Mckenzie Murdoch

February 3, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/79291

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

214 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of George D. and Catherine Murdoch, of Brownsburg, Quebec.

Commemorated on Page 197 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:

Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 82.

Location:

Amersfoort is a town lying 50 kilometres south-east of Amsterdam, and 22 kilometres north-east of Utrecht. The Amersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery is about 2.5 kilometres from the railway station, in an area known as Oud Leusden. The graves are in a special plot, well sited among trees.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II William McKenzie Murdoch is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II William McKenzie Murdoch is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Id card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM MCKENZIE MURDOCH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM MCKENZIE MURDOCH– 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 monument erected by the Leusden Historical Society, in memory of W.M. Murdoch, and the seven other crew members who were killed in action on February 3, 1943 at the crash site, near the village of Leusden in the Netherlands.
  • Memorial– 75th anniversary ceremony organized by the Leusden Historical Society for the unveiling of a monument erected in memory of W.M. Murdoch and the seven other crew members killed in action on February 3rd in 1943 at the crash site in the Netherlands.
  • Memorial– 75th anniversary ceremony and unveiling of the monument erected in memory of the eight crew members of the RAF Stirling R9197 at Leusden, the Netherlands on February 3, 2018
  • Medal– W.M. Murdoch medals
  • Cenotaph– Cenotaph located in Brownsburg - Chatham Quebec, in the Parc des Veterans at the corner of Rue Principale and Rue des Erables
  • Memorial– Memorial - February 3, 2018 - 75th Anniversary Ceremony and unveiling of a Monument erected by the Leusden Historical Society to the memory of the 8 crew members of the RAF Stirling Bomber who were killed in action at Leusden, the Netherlands.
  • Cemetery– Final resting place of  W.M. Murdoch and the other crew members of the RAF Short Stirling Mark I R9197 BU-V, at the Rusthof war cemetery (plot 13, row 5, graves 81-88) near Leusden, the Netherlands.
  • Newspaper clipping– Newspaper article about the February 3, 2018 Memorial Ceremony at Leusden, the Netherlands, on the 75th Anniversary of the crash of the Stirling bomber and the loss of the 8 crew members, including W.M. Murdoch.
  • Memorial– February 3, 2018 Memorial Ceremony at Leusden, the Netherlands.
  • Grave marker– W.M. Murdoch - Headstone marker
Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 82
Amersfoort, the Netherlands (Old Leusden) General Cemetery, maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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