A Poppy
A Poppy

Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- CWGC Headstones -
- Parkhurst Military Cemetery : C D Leitch -

Location

In Parkhurst Military Cemetery, Forest Road, Parkhurst, Isle of Wight
 
Description

Standard CWGC headstone. WW II pattern.

Grave location : Plot 15. Grave 212.
Headstone

Parkhurst Military Cemetery : C D Leitch
 
Inscription


PILOT OFFICER
C D LEITCH
PILOT
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
15TH JUNE 1944 AGE 22
+
FONDLY REMEMBERED
BY PARENTS AND SISTERS
IN
PEMBROKE ONTARIO CANADA


 
Further Information

CWGC record ...
 
Index Board entry 129 : Plt Off C D Leitch, RCAF : 15.6.1944
 
Cecil Desmond Leitch, son of Gordon and Mabel A Leitch of Pembroke, Ontario, Canada.
 
P/O Leitch served with 175 Sqn Royal Air Force, based at RAF Holmesley South, equipped with Hawker Typhoon aircraft. His aircraft, Typhoon Mk.Ib MN481, developed engine problems over the Normandy coast, and Leitch was forced to bale out into the English Channel off the Isle of Wight, but he did not survive.
 
Information and photograph from John Bloodworth
 
Photographs of C D Leitch can be found on the Veteran Affairs Canada Canadian Virtual War Memorial


 


 
 

 
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