Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Farah

In memory of:

Warrant Officer George Farah

February 14, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/85961

Age:

35

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

102 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of John Kalil Farah and Sadie Farah. Husband of Ida Farah, of Pocklington, Yorkshire, England.

Commemorated on Page 158 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

X. H. 12.

Location:

Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

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 George Farah is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Warrant Officer George Farah is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Document – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – TORONTO STAR "Pages of the Past" online
1943, Sept 16
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Groesbeek Cemetery – Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, Putten, The Netherlands
WO2 Farah was Air Gunner on Halifax W7880.   Airborne 1825 14 Feb 42 from Pocklington on a mission to Cologne, it was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed 2030 at Veulen (Limburg) 5 km SSW of Venray, Holland. All were taken to the temporary Military Cemetery at Venlo.   The  crew members who are buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery are:  WO2 A. N.  Conner, RCAF, and RAF F/S J.L.Hartshorn and Sgts J.W.Kilyon, H.A.Cheasman, F.W.Cox, and A.O.Gilbert.  
(Source:  //lostbombers.co.uk)

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