Name:Rank:Service No: Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Age at Enlistment:Height:Complexion:Eye Colour: Hair Colour:Marital Status:Trade:Religion:Next of Kin:Date of Death: Age at Death:Cemetery: Reference:
David Hamilton PerryFlight LieutenantJ/6708427 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air ForceDecember 27, 1920Freeport, Digby Co., NSOctober 19, 1940Halifax, NS195 feet, 10½ inchesFairBlueLight BrownSingle at enlistmentStudentBaptistDoris Perry (Wife) effective August 12, 1943May 12, 194426Calais Canadian War Cemetery, Leubringhen, Pas de Calais, France2. H. 6.Commemorated on page 415 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 4Born in Freeport, NS, David Hamilton Perry was the Son of Warren Leonard Perry (1879-1961) and Flora Estella (Porter) Perry (1878-1971). He was the husband of Doris (Quigg) Perry, of London, Ontario and father of Dianne Patricia (b. September 30, 1943). David had two brothers, Norman and Keith. At the time of his death, the family was living in Freeport, Digby Co., NS. His Father was born in Freeport and his mother was born in Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS. They were married in Hebron, Yarmouth Co., NS on May 19, 1903.At his enlistment, David was a student. He attended the Freeport Public School betwen 1926 and 1934 and the Freeport High School graduating in 1938. He played baseball, softball and hockey and his hobbies were hunting and fishing. He attended Initial Training School in Toronto Ontario between January 28, 1941 and March 15, 1941; Elementary Training School in Stanley, NS between March 18, 1941 and May 14, 1941; and Service Flying Training School in Summerside, PEI between May 28, 1941 and August 10, 1941. He received his pilot’s Flying Badge on August 10, 1941. Having served in Canada from the time of his enlistment, he went overseas on September 13, 1943 arriving in the United Kingdom on September 19, 1943. While serving with 427 Squadron, he was pilot of Halifax Aircraft 11 LE.114 detailed to attack Boulogne on the night of May 11, 1944. The aircraft failed to return from the operation. Information from the International Red Cross indicated that all members of the crew were killed and German information confirmed that the crew were buried in the Municipal Cemetery, Marquise, France on May 13, 1944. In 1948, Flight Lieutenant Perry was reburied in the Calais Canadian War Cemetery.
Initial Grave Cross (1948)Calais Canadian War Cemetery