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Robert Elmer Drysdale

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Robert Elmer Drysdale

February 12, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/5792

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

114 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Alexander and Mary Blanche Drysdale, of Perth, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 70 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:

Row C. Grave 4.

Location:

The port of Flushing is on the south coast of the island of Walcheren in the Schelde Estuary. It is about 7 kilometres south of Middelburg and 58 kilometres west of Bergen-op-Zoom. The FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY is about 1 kilometre north of the town centre.

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
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Robert Elmer Drysdale is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Robert Elmer Drysdale is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Newspaper clipping– Obituary
  • Photo of Robert Elmer Drysdale– Portrait
  • Photo of Robert Elmer Drysdale– Robert Elmer Dysdale in centre flanked by Sgt. Pullen and Sgt. Maynard, his crewmates.
  • Grave Marker– Photo provided by Pieter Schlebaum, The Netherlands.
  • Photo of ROBERT ELMER DRYSDALE– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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