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George Merlyn Riches

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant George Merlyn Riches

May 20, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/88652

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

418 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of George H. Riches and of Gladys L. Riches (nee Phillips), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 109 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 13. Row 2. Coll. grave 29-30.

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star December 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star May 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of George Merlyn Riches– George Merlyn Riches, known as Merlyn. His parents sent him rolls of Kodachrome so he could keep up his photography hobby while in training in Winnipeg.

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