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Remembering World War II
Name: Elmont Gasper Prest Service number: J/15788 Rank: Flying Officer Service: 619 (RAF) Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: March 20, 1914 Place of Birth: Spry Harbour, Halifax Co., NS Date of Enlistment: November 21, 1940 Date of Death: August 18, 1943 (Killed during air operations) Age at Death: 29 Cemetery: Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark Grave Reference: Allied Military Plot. Row 3. Coll. grave 10. Commemorated on Page 204 of Canada’s Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on April 25 Son of Melvin Allan and Susan Seretha Hawes Prest, of Upper Stewiacke, Colchester Co. Nova Scotia.
Elmont Gasper Prest
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