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These men, from the Huntingdon area, died serving their country during the Second World War .

Flight Sergeant Donald Ivan Bowden

Service number R/159925. Served with the R.C.A.F.. Died February 20, 1944 at age 20. Son of Ivan Heyer Bowden, M.M., and Rhoda Geraldine Bowden, of Sutton, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Choloy War Cemetary, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Flight Sergeant William Heyer Bowden

Service number R/135010. Served with the R.C.A.F. 419 Squadron. Died May 14, 1943. Buried in the Rheinberg War Cemetary, Germany. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Private Thomas Ross Cameron

Service number D/166320. Served with the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, R.C.I.C. Died January 25, 1945 at age 23. Son of Thomas and Margaret Douglass Cameron, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetary, Surrey, United Kingdom. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Private Emmet George Carr

Service number D/76261. Served with the Royal Montreal Regiment, R.C.A.C. Died August 8, 1943 at age 50. Son of George F. Carr and Annie Carr, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetary, Surrey, United Kingdom. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Pilot Officer Robert Fraser Cluff

Service number J/88734. Served with the 49 (R.A.F.) Squadron, R.C.A.F.. Died April 27, 1944. Son of James L. Cluff and Eva M. Cluff, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Bure Churchyard, Bure, France. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Private Harold James Cosgrove

Service number D/140293. Served with the Loyal Edmonton Regiment, R.C.I.C.. Died August 17, 1945 at age 29. Son of Edward and Mary Cosgrove; husband of Rosemary Cosgrove, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Florence War Cemetary, Italy. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Flight Lieutenant Henry Cowan

Service number J/12564. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 402 Squadron. Died April 19, 1945 at age 24. Son of Hugo and Elsie Cowan of Little Holland, Glenelm Québec; husband of Marjorie (Bates) Cowan, of Henleaze, Gloucestershire. Their son was born in Feb. 1945, Buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Lance Bombardier Ashley Baker Elder

Service number D/8183. Served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 2 H.A.A. Regiment. Died September 25, 1944 at age 36. Son of Peter Munro Elder and Agnes Lauktree Elder; husband of Ruth Frances Elder, of Montreal, Province of Quebec. Buried in the Calais Canadian War Cemetary (Leubringhen), France. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Private Cameron Brims Elder

Service number D/81188. Served with the Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada, 1st Regiment. Died December 14, 1944 at age 23. Son of George and Ellen Brims Elder, of Athelstan, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetary, Surrey, United Kingdom. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Corporal Stewart John Elder

Service number D/26193. Served with the Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C., 22nd Armoured Regiment. Died March 9, 1945 at age 30. Son of George and Nellie Elder, of Athelstan, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetary, Netherlands. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Able Seaman Edmond James Fisher

Service number V/23034. Served with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve, H.M.C.S. Spikenard. Died February 10, 1942 at age 28. Son of Richard and Elizabeth E. Fisher, of Barrington, Province of Quebec. Commemorated on the Halifax Memorial, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Sergeant George Elliot French

Service number D/3892. Served with the 17th Duke of York's Royal Canadian Hussars, R.C.A.C., 7th Reconnaissance Regiment. Died December 25, 1944, age 31. Son of Hugh and Jane Elliott French; husband of Carrie (McFarlane) French, of St. Jerome, Quebec, originally from Athelston, Quebec. Buried in the Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Corporal Melvin Graham

Service number D/26601. Served with the Canadian Grenadier Guards, R.C.A.C. 22nd Armored Regiment. Died October 29, 1944, age 24. Son of William J. and Eva W. Graham; husband of Joyce A.(Pugh) Graham, of St. John's, Quebec.. Buried in the Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Sergeant Douglas Eric James Hampson

Service number R/54019. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 102 (R.A.F.) Squadron. Died August 15, 1941. Buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Flying Officer William Douglas Hayter

Service number J/22592. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 434 Squadron. Died February 20, 1944 at age 30. Son of Archie S. Hayter and Eva Farquhar Hayter, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Flight Sergeant Joseph Harold Kelly

Service number R/77086. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 296 (R.A.F.) Squadron. Died August 20, 1942. Son of Joseph Austin Kelly and Jean Muir, of Hinchinbrooke, Province of Quebec, Canada. Leuchars Cemetery, Argyllshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Flying Officer Reginald Stewart McGibbon

Service number J/20908. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 576 (R.A.F.) Squadron. Died July 29, 1944 at age 27. Son of John Stewart McGibbon and Dora Irene McGibbon of Dundee, Huntingdon Co., Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in the Cronenburg French National Cemetery, France. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Gunner Francis McGinn

Service number D/131325. Served with the Royal Canadian Artillery, 1st Anti-Tank Regiment. Died May 23, 1944 at age 30. Son of James and Sadie McGinn. Foster-son of Bertha McGinn, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec. Buried in the Cassino War Cemetery, Italy. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Flight Sergeant Stanley Swanston McHardy

Service number R/120022. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Died September 21, 1943 at age 22. Son of Wilbur A. McHardy and Margaret M. McHardy, of Athelstan, Quebec. Buried in the Powerscourt United Church Cemetery, Powerscourt, Quebec. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Sergeant William Angus Munroe

Service number H/100354. Served with the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor), R.C.I.C.. Died August 10, 1944. Buried in the Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Calvados, France. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Pilot Officer Joseph Harold Michael Murphy

Service number J/95450. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, 128th Squadron. Died September 29, 1944 at age 22. Son of Emmet Thomas Murphy and Mary Jane Murphy, of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada. Commemorated on the Runnymeade Memorial, Surry, England. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Trooper Roy Elmer Robert

Service number D/77875. Served with the Royal Montreal Regiment, R.C.A.C., 32nd Reconnaissance Regiment. Died June 7, 1943 at age 28. Son of Eugene Ritchie, of Hemmingford, Province of Quebec, Canada; husband of Eliza J. Robert. Buried in the Brookwood Military Cemetary, Surrey, United Kingdom. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

Flight Sergeant Robert Cecil Rolfe

Service number R/1048583. Served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Died February 14, 1943 at age 30. Son of Robert and Mary Rolfe of Huntingdon, Province of Quebec, Canada. Buried in St. Joseph's Cemetary, Huntingdon, Quebec. Canadian Virtual War Memorial entry can be seen here.

If anyone can add more information to the above, please contact Marc Leroux

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