14 February 2020

Canadian soldier of the Second World War identified

A press release from the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces announces the identification of Lieutenant John Gordon Kavanagh, a Canadian soldier of the Second World War who was buried as an unknown soldier in 1947 in the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s section of the Steenderen General Cemetery in the Netherlands.

The identification was made possible through the work of external researchers who were able to make the case to the satisfaction of DND using an accumulation of documentary evidence in November 2019.

Of Irish ancestry, Lt Kavanagh  served with the Queen's Own Rifles,  see https://qormuseum.org/soldiers-of-the-queens-own/kavanagh-john-gordon/

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