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Elmor William Werry Rank: Corporal Service No: R/51871 Service: Royal Canadian Air Force 116 Squadron, RCAF Date of Birth: July 9, 1908 Place of Birth: Brandon, Manitoba Date of Enlistment: June 10, 1940 Place of Enlistment: Sudbury, Ontario Address At Enlistment: Reward, Saskatchewan Age at Enlistment: 31 Trade: General Mechanic Marital Status: Single at Enlistment/Married to Annie Shea August 29, 1941 Religion: United Church Next of Kin: Franklin E. Werry (Father) Reward, Saskatchewan Corporal Werry was the son of Franklin E. Werry and Mary E. Werry, of Reward, Saskatchewan and the husband of Annie A. Werry, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. He served with 116 Squadron at Dartmouth, NS from July 2, 1941 until the time of his death in December 1942. He was fatally injured when the Catalina (Z2136) aircraft crashed while taking off from RCAF Seaplane Base, Dartmouth, NS on December 9, 1942. Date of Death: December 9, 1942 Age At Death: 34 Cemetery: Salvador Protestant Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada Cemetery Reference: Plot 116 Citation(s): Air Force Medal, No.116 Squadron (Canada) - Award effective 1 January 1943 as per Canada Gazette dated 9 January 1943, "Corporal Werry has been with the squadron since its formation and has shown keen devotion to his duties at all times. His work during operational flights, both as engineer and gunner, is highly commendable, and the initiative taken on his part has been a fine example to younger members of the crew. He has a total of 817 flying hours, 657 of which have been on operational flights." Commemorated on Page 123 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 15 Sources and Information: Veterans Affairs Canada
Elmor William Werry