SRU Avery, George Henry ("Harry")

Craig Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Avery
  • FORENAME
George Henry (“Harry”)
  • UNIT
No. 4 Sec S.R.U.
  • RANK
Flight-Lieutenant
  • NUMBER
12166
  • AWARD
Military Cross
  • PLACE
Burma (1945)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
parent unit Royal Canadian Air Force
born 1917, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
son of Mr. And Mrs. George Avery
attended Lisgar Collegiate
attended University of Guelph. BSA degree
enlisted RCAF 1942
attached 33rd Indian Corp. Burma
married Muriel (nee Christie) 1946
received M.C. 1948, Government House in Ottawa
4 children (Judy, Debbie, Jeff and Kathryn)
died 01.1999
buried Capital Memorial Gardens, Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
 
Citation
Military Cross : Flight Lieutenant Avery commanded No. 4 Section S.R.U. prior to and during the operation resulting in the establishment of a bridgehead on the bank of the Irrawaddy River in the Myittha area. He made several reconnaissances, by night and in view of the enemy, and gathered valuable information necessary for the furtherance of the operations. On. the night of 24th-25th February, 1945, Flight Lieutenant Avery led the first assault party across the river, and guided craft to the landing beaches, under heavy -fire. His work was arduous and dangerous, but his remarkable achievements contributed greatly to the successful establishment of the vital bridgehead" through which, later, the whole division passed.
Web Links
http://www.canadaveteranshallofvalour.com/AveryGH.htm
Find A Grave
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199399842/george-harry-avery
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