Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George McEwan Findlay

In memory of:

Major George McEwan Findlay

May 27, 1965

Geseke, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

ZM3234

Age:

40

Force:

Army

Unit:

Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Citation(s):

Canadian Volunteer Service Medal (CVSM), Canadian Forces Decoration (CD)

Additional Information


Born:

May 25, 1925
Calgary, Alberta

Enlistment:

August 31, 1943
Calgary, Alberta

Son of George and Jean Findlay. Husband of Margaret Findlay. Father of David, Kenneth, Robert and Kim Findlay. Brother of James Findlay.

Commemorated on Page 126 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WERL CENTRAL CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

Plot 1, Row E, Grave A2

Location:

There were 448 Canadians (124 Post-War military and 324 Dependants) buried in the Central Cemetery in Werl, Germany. Unlike most of North America, in most locations in Europe plots are not acquired in perpetuity but rather for a specific period of time, normally 20 to 25 years, after which the grave marker is removed and eventually the plot is reused. Fortunately, the burials in both two Canadian Sections in Werl were leased by Canada and there has been no loss of graves.

Digital Collection

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  • Major George McEwan Findlay– Major George McEwan Findlay in service uniform.
  • Werl Cemetery– This is Werl Cemetery, in Germany, where Major George McEwan Findlay was laid to rest.
  • Grave marker– This grave headstone is in Werl Cemetery, in Germany, where Major George McEwan Findlay was laid to rest.  This is the original headstone prior to replacement in 2003.
  • Grave marker– This grave headstone is in Werl Cemetery, in Germany, where Major George McEwan Findlay was laid to rest.  This is the new headstone, set in place in 2003.

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