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Richard William Francis

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Richard William Francis

June 13, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/92336

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Squadron

Additional Information


Son of Hector William Francis, and of Marjorie Maud Francis (nee Drennan), of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 308 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MEHARICOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Somme, France

Grave Reference:

British Plot, Coll. grave 42-43.

Location:

Meharicourt is a village and commune 32 kilometres east-south-east of Amiens and some 7 kilometres south of the road from that town to St. Quentin. The Communal Cemetery is on the north-western side of the village on the road to Rosieres. In the north-eastern part of the cemetery, in a special British plot, are the graves of 41 airmen. Of these, 21 belonged to the Royal Air Force; 12 to the Royal Canadian Air Force; 6 to the Royal Australian Air Force and 2 to the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

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– Pilot Officer Richard William Francis is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Richard William Francis is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of RICHARD WILLIAM FRANCIS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RICHARD WILLIAM FRANCIS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of RICHARD WILLIAM FRANCIS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– This picture is of Richard William Francis and his father Hector Francis before he left for war.
  • Grave Marker– Grave Stone Marker. Always remembered.

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