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Mary Rech

In memory of:

Wren Mary Rech

July 24, 1944


Sydney, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

W/3431

Age:

19

Force:

Navy

Unit:

Women's Royal Canadian Naval Service

Division:

H.M.C.S. Protector

Additional Information


Born:

October 26, 1924
Carbondale, Alberta

Enlistment:

July 3, 1943
Edmonton, Alberta

Daughter of of Charles and Pearl Rich (1968 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sister of Private William Rich and Private George Rich, both died while serving with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment.

Commemorated on Page 424 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

EDMONTON (BEECHMOUNT) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Block 206. Grave 11.

Location:

During the 1939-1945 War, Canadian Infantry troops were stationed at Edmonton. No.13 Vocational Training School was set up and the airfield formed a link in the North-West Staging Route. Most of the war graves lie in Blocks 206 and 208. The cemetery also contains a Cross of Sacrifice. There are now 5 First World War and over 70 Second World War casualties commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Mary Rech
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star August 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MARY RECH– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– The Rich family lost 3 sibling in WW2
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen, November 1968.

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