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Alexander Crawford Cantley

In memory of:

Sergeant Alexander Crawford Cantley

April 17, 1943


Louppy-le-Château, France

Military Service


Service Number:

R/73825

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

408 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 24, 1920
Bishopbriggs, Glasgow, Scotland

Enlistment:

October 22, 1940
Montréal, Quebec

Son of Thomas and Janet Cantley (1978 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Montreal, Quebec.

His brother Charles Robin Cantley was died on September 13, 1944 while serving with the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada.

Commemorated on Page 144 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOUPPY-LE-CHATEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Meuse, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 2.

Location:

Louppy-le-Chateau is a village and commune about 8 miles (13 kilometres) north-west of Bar-le-Duc and nearly 4.5 miles (7 kilometres) north-north-west of Venise a hamlet on the main road (N.394) from Bar-le-Duc to Reims (Marne). The nearest railway station with a reasonable service is Bar-le-Duc, on the Paris to Nancy line, where taxis are available. The cemetery is south-east of the village on the D.35 road to Venise. South of the memorial which stands in the centre of the cemetery are the graves of seven airmen. One belonged to the Royal Air Force and the other six to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Alexander Crawford Cantley– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Alexander Crawford Cantley is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Alexander Crawford Cantley 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

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