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Richard Vaughan Edwards

In memory of:

Flying Officer Richard Vaughan Edwards

April 28, 1966

Kuntilla, Egypt

Military Service


Service Number:

96031

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

102 Composite Unit

Citation(s):

United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF), Dag Hammarskjöld Medal

Additional Information


Born:

March 13, 1943
Witham, United Kingdom

Enlistment:

February 19, 1963
Montreal, Quebec

Only child of John William and Hilda Louise (née Reader) Edwards of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He was single. He served in Canada and the Middle East.

Commemorated on Page 130 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GAZA WAR CEMETERY
Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)

Grave Reference:

Plot Post War Section A Row A Grave 18

Location:

Gaza is 3 kilometres inland from the Mediterranean coast, 65 kilometres south-west of Tel Aviv. From Israel stop at the Erez Crossing point and enter the VIP cabin for a pass to enter Gaza. Walk through "no man's land" to the taxis on the other side. Gaza War Cemetery is 1.5 kilometres north-east of the city near the Bureir Road and 370 metres from the railway station.

The Cemetery is approximately 8 kilometres to the left of the main dual carriageway, Highway 250 through Gaza, and is about 200 metres back from the road through an avenue of trees.

Alternatively, turn left off the highway after 4 kilometres, continuing with Highway 4 until Sha'arei Aza junction and turn right, then turn right into Gaza proper, heading back towards the border. In this direction the cemetery will be found on the right hand side after approximately 3 kilometres.

The cemetery is open every day from 7.00am to 3.00pm Visitors are strongly advised to seek travel advice from their Embassy or Consulate before travelling to Gaza.

Wheelchair access possible via main entrance. For further information and enquiries please contact maoffice@cwgc.org

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