14 September 2009

257470 Captain John Macalister, Intelligence Corps

257470Captain John Macalister of the Intelligence Corps was a Canadian-born officer who died on 14th September 1944; one of 309 soldiers to die on active service on this day during the Second World War. At the time of his death he was attached to the Special Operations Executive (SOE) and, as he has no known grave, is commemorated on panel 21 of the Brookwood Memorial in Surrey.

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission adds the additional information that Captain Macalister was 30 years old when he died and that he was the son of Alexander and Celestine MacAlister and the husband of Jeannine MacAlister of Paris, France.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.


Ancestry.co.uk (1939-1945 Roll of Honour)
Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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