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Richard Wildgoose

In memory of:

Captain Richard Wildgoose

June 11, 1944

Military Service


Age:

27

Force:

Army

Unit:

1st Hussars, R.C.A.C.

Division:

6th Armd. Regt.

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, France-Germany Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

September 16, 1916
Creswell, Derbyshire, England

Enlistment:

June 3, 1941
London, Ontario

Son of Richard Lawrence and Louisa Wildgoose, of London, Ontario. Brother of Lawrence.

Commemorated on Page 478 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BAYEUX MEMORIAL
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

Panel 19, Column 1.

Location:

The Bayeux Memorial is located on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware, in the south-western outskirts of the town of Bayeux, in Normandy, about 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. The memorial was erected in honour of the 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Inscription– Bayeux Memorial … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Richard Wildgoose– Newspaper: London Free Press, June 20 1944:MISSING "Capt. Richard Wildgoose, well-known young London Canadian army officer who is officially listed as missing in action overseas on June 11.Captain Wildgoose, a former London Advertiser newspaperman, went overseas in October 1941."
  • Memorial
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper Article of Captain Richard Wildgoose.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Newspaper Article of Captain Wildgoose.

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