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Douglas George Irvine

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman Douglas George Irvine

January 18, 1942


Over Dauphin, Manitoba

Military Service


Service Number:

R/106928

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

February 20, 1921
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Sholto Douglas and Hazel Mary (née McCourt) Irvine, of Vancouver, British Columbia. Leading Aircraftsman Irvine was an only child. He enjoyed baseball, golf, lacrosse, tennis, boxing and swimming.

Commemorated on Page 84 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Not applicable

Location:

The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL is in Beechwood Cemetery, in the east end of the city. It commemorates over 20 servicemen, most of whom were Canadians, who were cremated in various places, both in Canada and the United States. Facing the soldier's plot in the cemetery, this unusual memorial stands in front of a screen of pines and spruce. The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL consists of a marble shelter housing a bronze plaque which reads:
IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THESE OFFICERS AND MEN
WHO DIED IN CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND WHOSE MORTAL REMAINS WERE COMMITED TO FIRE.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Vancouver Sun. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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