Remembering Veterans of Dufferin County

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Robert "Murray" Irwin is one of 6208 Veterans currently listed on the Dufferin Genealogy database - created by the Museum of Dufferin (MoD).

Robert "Murray" Irwin (4 April 1919 - 11 June 1944) was the son of Robert George Irwin and Mary Ann (Ferris) Irwin. He lived on Owen Sound Street in Shelburne (Dufferin County). Growing up, Murray was a member of the Shelburne Hockey team. In 1940, after extensive training, Murray was sent overseas to France where he held the position of Pilot Officer Bomb Aimer. This photo shows Murray (third from the left) with fellow Air Force officers in front of their plane. Shortly after this photograph was taken, Murray's plane was hit by enemy fire. Murray was listed "killed in action" at age 25, he was buried in France.

Thousands of hours of research from museum staff, volunteers and students have resulted in a researcher-friendly database, that continues to grow each day. The database features profiles of Dufferin Veterans from the Napoleonic War to the War in Afghanistan.

Click HERE to get started with your research today!


Robert "Murray" Irwin is one of 6208 Veterans currently listed on the Dufferin Genealogy database - created by the Museum of Dufferin (MoD).

Robert "Murray" Irwin (4 April 1919 - 11 June 1944) was the son of Robert George Irwin and Mary Ann (Ferris) Irwin. He lived on Owen Sound Street in Shelburne (Dufferin County). Growing up, Murray was a member of the Shelburne Hockey team. In 1940, after extensive training, Murray was sent overseas to France where he held the position of Pilot Officer Bomb Aimer. This photo shows Murray (third from the left) with fellow Air Force officers in front of their plane. Shortly after this photograph was taken, Murray's plane was hit by enemy fire. Murray was listed "killed in action" at age 25, he was buried in France.

Thousands of hours of research from museum staff, volunteers and students have resulted in a researcher-friendly database, that continues to grow each day. The database features profiles of Dufferin Veterans from the Napoleonic War to the War in Afghanistan.

Click HERE to get started with your research today!


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