In memory of


George Peter Francis Merle

who died on 7 Oct 1942

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Sergeant
  Service number R61418
  Date of death 19421007
  Cause of death died of non-combat causes
Narrative history
  R61418 Sergeant (RCAF clerk) George Peter Francis Merle (b.1919) of Regina died 19421007 of an embolism caused by a blood clot in his heart and is buried in the soldiers' plot at Regina cemetery. Merle was on strength to the Air Force Recruiting depot when he died. He was the son of Anton and Theresa (Besteck) Merle who came from Hungary. George was born at Weyburn, educated at St. Josephs school and Balfour Tech and was working as a bookkeeper for Monarch Lumber prior to enlisting at Regina in 1940. He married Elizabeth Marion (Sabo) the next year and they had a daughter, also named Elizabeth.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Regina cemetery    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Merle Bay, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 54.15°N / 101.9667°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 63K4
  Geo-memorial details In Namew Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19190407
  Place of birth Weyburn    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19400527
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation bookkeeper
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