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Robert Gordon Riddell

In memory of:

Flying Officer Robert Gordon Riddell

October 5, 1942

Malling, Rainham, Kent, England

Military Service


Service Number:

J/10092

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

401 Squadron

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

March 4, 1918
Chatham, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 28, 1941
Windsor, Ontario

Son of Andrew and Margaret (nee Askin)Riddell, of Windsor. Ontario. Brother of Helen, Margaret, Grace, Anne, Winnifred and Warrant Officer I James Alexander Riddell, 239 Wing RAF, killed in a training accident on 3 August 1942. Flying Officer Riddell is also commemorated on the Masonic War Memorial at Malden Park, in Windsor, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 110 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

33. B. 6.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave marker– Submitted for  the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Windsor Daily Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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