Family lift veil on murder 70 years ago

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Gertrude Canning was 20 years old when she was murdered in 1942

It was the height of World War II and on the shores of Lough Fyne in Scotland, thousands of military personnel formed part of the British war machine. Servicemen and women were drilling for the D-Day landings in the highlands of Inverarary, chosen because it was beyond the reach of the German bombers. One of those was a young 20 year Donegal woman, whose brutal death, not at the hands of the enemy, would haunt future generations of her family. Michele Canning, the great-niece of Gertrude Canning, reports.

The nephew of a woman murdered almost 70 years ago has claimed that he knows who the key suspect is.
Gertrude Canning  from County Donegal was 20 years old when she was shot several times and her body was dumped in a field.
It happened close to the Combined Training Centre, which included HMS Quebec,
where she served in June of 1942. She had left the base to post a letter to her father. It arrived three days before her body was found in a hedge by children.
Ms Canning was a member of the Womens Royal Naval Services (WRN).
Her nephew Liam Canning said he knows the identity of the serviceman suspected of the murder.

Members of the Canning family, who are investigating the murder of their aunt 70 years ago.

“From what has been presented to the family, I could clearly identify who I think is the suspect,” he said.
“Police in Scotland have said that if the case were to come before them now they would solve it.
“The family are not looking for revenge. We have no real malice towards the person that did this.
“When we started this, the primary goal was not about finding a killer, it was about showing respect 70 years on for our aunt,” said Mr Canning.

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