Sgt. Mansell Deveral
Resaech by Frances Laver
Royal Canadian Air Force
Theatre of War Europe
Sgt.Mansell Deverall was resident of Dalyrimple,son of Walter and Winnie(Ramsay)Deverell .He trained in Canada and was killed in action,in Europe
He was born July 1 1916 and died June 25th 1943.He is buried in France
Like other young men, Mansel joined the Air Force in 1942 and was sent to Saskatchewan for training. When he joined the Air Force, no one realized how serious the war was. During his training the war escalated. Before he was transferred to England, he came home on leave for Christmas of 1942. He remarked to a friend, “Next year at this time, I’ll be six months dead.” And indeed he was. He went to England when the war was at its bleakest. He was shot down over the North Sea on his first flight. His body washed up on shore of The Netherlands. When two more relatives were killed within months, the families faced the reality; the war was hitting home.
Note: Picture in Photo album for Veterans