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Captain Alexander Edward “Alex” Dame

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Captain Alexander Edward “Alex” Dame

Birth
Galt, Waterloo Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 17 Mar 1943 (aged 34)
Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Burial Outremont, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Memorial ID 108130714 View Source
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Military Service:-
Rank: Captain
Trade: Pilot
Service: Royal Air Force Ferry Command

An air transport pilot, he was the son of Allan David and Ann (née McGee) Dame of Ontario [father born in Picton, Ontario; mother born in Toronto, Ontario]; husband of Olive Eva (née Raemer) Dame [the couple married 29 June 1941 in Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada; groom was 33 years of age, the bride was 19 years of age]. His wife, Olive, was the daughter of Walter and Alberta (née Goodwin) Raemer [father born in Minnesota, USA; mother born in Illinois, USA].

He had previously been commemorated at the Ottawa Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His actual place of interment had not, until recently, been known.

A special plaque in the War Museum in London, England reads:-
“1940 1946
IN COMMEMORATION TO THE MEN OF
ROYAL AIR FORCE FERRY COMMAND
WHO UNDER DIFFICULT AND ADVERSE CONDITIONS
FERRIED AIRCRAFT TO THE UNITED KINGDOM
THUS GREATLY HELPING TO ACHIEVE FINAL VICTORY

THIS PLAQUE IS ALSO DEDICATED TO
THE MANY WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN THIS SERVICE FOR THEIR COUNTRY
WE TRUST HEAVENLY FATHER
THEIR LAST FLIGHT WAS SUCCESSFUL”


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