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Crescent Heights High School Fatal Casualties 1939-1945

This listing was researched using the Canadian Virtual War Memorial and the Roll of Honour in the front entrance to Crescent Heights High School. Some names on the roll are very common and it cannot be determined with precision which name in the CVWM refers to a Crescent Heights High School grad.  In some cases of duplicate names, the man with parents listed as being from Calgary was presumed to be the Crescent Heights graduate named on the Roll.

Soldiers, sailors and airmen whose bodies were never recovered, and have no known grave, are recognized by various memorials, as shown in the listing below.

Of particular interest is the large proportion of air force casualties compared to naval and army fatalities, as well as the average age; most of these men were killed while still in their twenties, some while in their teens.  Of those listed below whose age is known, only one of them is older than 29 years of age.  Also of note is the high proportion of officers to other ranks amongst those Army casualties listed.  While the bulk of air force casualties tended to be distributed among aircrew, a large proportion of whom were officers, there were many more other ranks in the Army exposed to danger, as a matter of routine, than officers.

While Service Numbers are listed for most men (a necessary item for immediate family trying to research further), it should be noted that Army officers did not receive numbers.

The webmaster has included the names of next of kin - where known - including parents and widows.  Every name on this list represents dramatic impact on multiple lives, both family and friends alike.

Matt Poole of Maryland has been kind enough to provide detailed information about Paul Belkin. Michael T. Melnick has been kind enough to provide detailed information about Paul Elfner from his website: History of 439 Squadron.

 
Number Rank Name Age Unit Date of Death Notes
R/103626
Flight Sergeant
Applegate, Ernest Arthur 20 12 (RAF) Squadron 14 Apr 1943 Son of Charles Sidney and Florence Alice Applegate, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

LE MANS WEST CEMETERY
France
Grave Reference: Plot 21. Row B. Grave 8.

J/14137
Flying Officer
Barbet, Eugene Herman 23 487 (RNZAF) Squadron 24 Feb 1944 Son of Herbert Joseph and Martha Barbet, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY
Belgium
Grave Reference: Joint grave 2. J. 6.

    Barnes, G.       Multiple listings
K/91518
Sergeant
Bateman, William Robert. 20 Canadian Army Corps of Military Staff Clerks 30 Apr 1941 Son of William L. and Gwendoline Bateman, of Victoria, British Columbia.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 14.

J/87039


Pilot Officer

Belkin, Paul 22 159 (RAF) Squadron 9 Oct 1943 Son of Samuel and Bertha Belkin, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

RANGOON WAR CEMETERY
Myanmar
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 4. J. 1-8.

LT/JX 211412 Ordinary Seaman Bishop, Thomas Francis. 19 Royal Navy 21 Feb 1941 Son of Thomas and Anasthia Bishop, of Placentia, Newfoundland, Canada.

LOWESTOFT NAVAL MEMORIAL
Suffolk, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 7, Column 3.

J/10499
Flight Lieutenant
Brass, James Gladstone. 27 105 (RAF) Squadron 11 Dec 1944 Son of William E. G. Brass and Evelyn Brass, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: 56. A. 2.

J/16525
Flying Officer
Butler, Vernon Bartlett Groves. ? 136 (RAF) Squadron 17 Mar 1944

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Singapore
Grave Reference: Column 441.

    Byers, Ed        
-
Major
Campbell, John 27 The Calgary Highlanders 8 February 1945

Son of Archibald Thomson Campbell and Janet Campbell, of Calgary, Alberta.

GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands
Grave Reference: V. A. 8.

    Carpenter, W.       Multiple entries
-
Lieutenant
Carter, Rodney Cecil 24 Royal Canadian Army Service Corps 1 August 1943 Son of Walter and Charity Carter, of Calgary, Alberta; husband of May Eileen Carter, of Calgary.

AGIRA CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Italy
Grave Reference: A, C, 43.

J/6959
Pilot Officer
Cawsey, John Nicholson

 

? 403 Squadron (RCAF) 12 Feb 1942
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 100.
From the 1937 Intermediates City Champions photo.
    Clark, Harold       Multiple entries
J/22372
Pilot Officer
Clipsham, Archibald Charles. 24 Royal Canadian Air Force 22 Apr 1943 Son of Charles Edgar and Euphemia McEachern Clipsham, of Calgary, Alberta.

OTTAWA MEMORIAL
Ontario, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 2. Column 3.

R/187483
Sergeant
Cummins, Manley Morton 20 88 (RAF) Squadron 24 Dec 1944 Son of Joseph Owen Cummins and Irene Isobel Cummins, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

HOTTON WAR CEMETERY
Belgium
Grave Reference: III. C. 10.

J/86491
Flying Officer
Curphey, Thomas George ? 50 (RAF) Squadron 29 Jul 1944 Son of Thomas Christian Curphey and Eva May Curphey, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

DURNBACH WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: Coll. grave 9. G. 23-28.

J/22532
Flying Officer
Currie, William Matthew 24 115 (RAF) Squadron 13 Feb 1943 Born 25 June 1918 in Calgary, Alberta. Son of Matthew and Agnes Currie, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Enlisted in Calgary, Alberta on 3 July 1942. Had previous service as a Gunner in the 2/91st Battery, RCA, CA (R). He enjoyed skating, hockey, rugby, track, golf and swimming. He listed himself as single, was an only child and his civilian occupation was stockkeeper.

GUIDEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY
France
Grave Reference: Row 5. Grave 8.

-
Captain
Dann, Herbert Edward 27 Essex Scottish Regiment 22 Jul 1944 Son of William and Henrietta Dann; husband of Rosemary Ella Dann, of Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex, England.

BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France
Grave Reference: X. H. 15.

J/25182
Flying Officer
Dawson, Frederick Edward 19 518 (RAF) Squadron 23 Jan 1944 Son of Charles Edward and Alyce Brock Dawson; husband of Marion Aileen Dawson, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

IRVINESTOWN CHURCH OF IRELAND CHURCHYARD
County Fermanagh, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Plot 2. Grave 44.

V/42893
Petty Officer
Motor Mechanic
Dawson, Charles Edward

 

27 RCNVR
HMCMTB 459
16 Jul 1944
Son of Charles Edward and Alice Dawson, of Calgary, Alberta; husband of Sylvia Frances Dawson, of Calgary.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 12.
POMM Charles Dawson, May 1944
Photo Credit - Public Archives 108024

From the Naval Museum of Manitoba website: excerpted from the history of the 29th Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla

M.T.B. 459 shelled and beached - 2 killed, 1-wounded.

This time boats 459, 464 and 466 were close in to Le Havre, zigzagging under fire from batteries both at Cap de la Heve to the north of the port, and Trouville to the south. About midnight, their controlling frigate which was lying outside the assault anchorage with its radar team on the alert, vectored them on to some enemy minesweepers which were creeping northward out of Le Heve, close inshore. The three boats made for the position, and as they raced along the coast, were suddenly illuminated by flares dropped from an enemy aircraft overhead. The flares were followed by bombs. Then came the shells of the shore batteries, screaming down on them at a range of less than four miles. One shell crashed through the light sides of 459 to explode in the engine room, killing two men and wounding another. As wreckage from below spewed up through a hole blown in the deck, the boat began to settle. Another straddling salvo burst in the water, and through the descending splashes, 466 moved in to take 459 in tow. Boat 464 circled to make smoke while lines were rigged, then followed behind, feeding the smoke screen, while 466 and her tow (459) limped away, still under heavy fire. They reached the anchorage without further damage.

What remained of boat 459 was hoisted onto the beach, with 2 killed, 1-wounded. (M.T.B. 459 was later repaired and put back in service).

J/15419
Pilot Officer
Donnison, Frederick Ritchie 24 419 Squadron, RCAF 17 Jun 1942 Son of Fred and Mary Donnison; husband of Mabel Donnison, of Lillooet, British Columbia.

BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands
Grave Reference: 6. H. 5.

M/7415 Private Duffell, Richard Harry

 

19 Loyal Edmonton Regiment 16 Dec 1944
Son of Harry James Duffell and Beatrice Irene Duffell, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ARGENTA GAP WAR CEMETERY
Italy
Grave Reference: IV, G, 15.

Photo courtesy Eva Haley, via Janet Haley Sperling

Janet Sperling was kind enough to pass on this photo of Richard Duffell and the following notes: "I came across your website a while ago just playing with Google and my grandmother's name. My grandmother, Richard's mother, just celebrated her 100th birthday and I thought I'd give her a thrill and see if she exists on the web. She is delighted that Richard hasn't been forgotten. The photo I sent sits on her dresser in her bedroom.... Mum is also a Crescent Heights grad."
J/6806
Flying Officer
Ehnisz, Benny Emil 22 Royal Canadian Air Force 13 Feb 1943 Son of Jacob and Anna Ehnisz, of Burstall.

MEDICINE HAT (HILLSIDE) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada
Grave Reference: Plot 9, Sect 240, Row F, Grave 13.

J/22281
Flying Officer
Elfner, Paul James

 

? 439 Squadron 10 Apr 1944
Son of Grace P. Elfner, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 246.
Photo credit - 439 Squadron archives PL29018 via Michael T. Melnick

V/13257 Able Seaman Evans, Frank Llewellyn 24 RCNVR
S.S. Empire Amethyst
14 Apr 1942 Son of George M. and Mary E. Evans, of Calgary, Alberta; husband of Lila Isabel Evans, of Calgary.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 8.

On 11 March 1942, U-154 left Lorient under the command of Walther Kölle and returned to Lorient on 9th May 1942; after eight and a half weeks on patrol, the boat had sunk five ships: on 4th Apr 1942 he sank the American 5,034 ton Comol Rico, on 5th Apr 1942 he sank the American 5,030 ton Catahoula, on 12th Apr 1942 he sank the American 5,032 ton Delvalle, on 13th Apr 1942 he sank the British 8,032 ton Empire Amethyst, and on 20th Apr 1942 he sank the British 5,587 ton Vineland.
J.8944
Pilot Officer
Faunt, Francis William Graham 26 400 Squadron, RCAF 25 May 1942 Son of Joseph T. Faunt and Mildred Margaret Faunt, of Winterburn, Alberta, Canada.

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: 32. A. 8.

M/1036 Gunner Gibson, William 22 3 Field Regiment, RCA 23 May 1944 Son of Frederick William and Mable Mary Gibson, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY
Italy
Grave Reference: IX. K. 15.

    Graham, Gordon       Multiple Entires
    Grant, Duncan       Multiple Entries
R/160583
Sergeant
Green, Charles ? Royal Canadian Air Force 12 Aug 1943 Son of Abraham and Ruby Green, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 181.

    Gregory, Richard       Multiple Entries
J/36930
Flying Officer
Gurevitch, Cecil ? 431 Squadron, RCAF 15 Jan 1945 BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: Joint grave 4. A. 17-18.
R/121025
Sergeant
Gutteridge, Edward Ernest 22 Royal Canadian Air Force 8 Jul 1942 Son of Ernest and Gertrude Gutteridge, of Calgary.

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada
Grave Reference: Lot 106. Block 7. Sec. G.

J/4331
Flight Lieutenant
Harling, Edward Pattern 28 168 (RAF) Squadron 4 Nov 1945 Son of Thomas William and Elsie Kate Pattern Harling, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; husband of Joyce Elinor Stewart Harling, of Calgary.

MUNSTER HEATH WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: 4. F. 20.

R/92766
Sergeant
Hatfield, William Miller 26 Royal Canadian Air Force 21 Feb 1942 Son of William Henry and Louisa Hatfield, of Victoria.

VICTORIA HATLEY MEMORIAL GARDENS
British Columbia, Canada
Grave Reference: Lot 15X. Sec. N.

J/9353
Flight Lieutenant
Heimbecker, Harry Lyle ? 429 Squadron, RCAF 15 Mar 1944 CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY
France
Grave Reference: 2A. C. 17.
R/222395
Sergeant
Higgins, Darrell Thomas 19 Royal Canadian Air Force 2 Aug 1944 Son of Alfred and Marie May Higgins, of Edmonton; husband of Joan M. Higgins, of Calgary.

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada
Grave Reference: Lot 98. Block 9. Sec. G.

    Hodgson, J.       multiple entries
R/77570
Warrant Officer I Class
Holobow, Frederick Michael 21 489 (RNZAF) Squadron 13 Apr 1943 Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael F. Holobow; husband of Helen L. Holobow, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

HAUGESUND (ROSSEBO) VAR FRELSERS CEMETERY.
Norway
Grave Reference: Plot. J. 17.

J/39026
Flying Officer
Hopper, Leo James ? 426 Squadron (RCAF) 4 Nov 1944 HOTTON WAR CEMETERY
Belgium
Grave Reference: VIII. A. 8.
O/36075
Lieutenant
Jacobs, Robert Archibald. ? RCNVR 8 Feb 1946 ST. FERGUS OLD CHURCHYARD
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Sec. C. Grave 52.
J/85073
Pilot Officer
James, David Eric ? 433 Squadron (RCAF) 18 Mar 1944 Son of Frederick and Hannah Margaret James, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; husband of Margaret R. James

RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: 6. A. 17.

-
Sub-Lieutenant
Johnson, Alan Rudolf ? RCNVR
HMS Heron
22 May 1942 YEOVILTON (ST.BARTHOLOMEW) CHURCHYARD
Somerset, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Plot M. Grave 13.
J/6823
Flight Lieutenant
Johnstone, William Thomas ? 411 Squadron (RCAF) 14 Apr 1943 RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 172.
J/85509
Flying Officer
Jones, Robert 21 197 (RAF) Squadron 31 Dec 1944 Son of Albert Henry and Emily E. Jones, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

DRUNEN (ELSHOUT) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD
Netherlands
Grave Reference: Grave 1.

R/77769
Sergeant
Kelner, Clarence William 21 Royal Canadian Air Force 21 Sep 1942 Son of Eric and Hilma Kelner, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

JURBY (ST. PATRICK) CHURCHYARD
Westmoreland, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Grave 346.

J/86404
Pilot Officer
Kelter, Herbert Frank 21 78 (RAF) Squadron 20 Feb 1944 Son of Thomas William and Frances Hetty Kelter, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

BERLIN 1939-1945 WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: 8. C. 30.

-
Lieutenant
Kilpatrick, Vernon Francis 22 The Calgary Highlanders 19 Jul 1944 Son of Frank L. and Frances Kilpatrick; husband of Maryclare Kilpatrick, of Toronto, Ontario.

BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France
Grave Reference: VIII. G. 3.

-
Lieutenant
Knapp, William Ward 21 Royal Canadian Artillery 21 Jul 1944 Son of Albert and Violet M. Knapp, of Calgary, Alberta.

BRETTEVILLE-SUR-LAIZE CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France
Grave Reference: I. H. 7.

R/202904
Flight Sergeant
Laut, George Weston 25 424 Squadron (RCAF) 7 Mar 1945 Son Of Weston and Mary Mertis Laut, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: 9. B. 2.

J/24215
Flying Officer
Leaman, James Richard 21 408 Squadron (RCAF) 20 Feb 1944 Son of Richard Ernest and Florence May Leaman, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY
Belgium
Grave Reference: IVa. C. 32.

K/45239
Lance Corporal
Lee, John Joseph 20 The Lake Superior Regiment (Motor) 9 Apr 1945 Son of Joseph O. and Daisy Frances Lee, of Calgary, Alberta.

HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands
Grave Reference: IX. D. 13.

R/60363
Sergeant
Lewis, Arthur Lloyd ? 607 Squadron (RCAF) 5 Dec 1941 RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 61.
K/63185
Corporal
Low, Arthur 23 The Canadian Scottish Regiment 9 Feb 1945 Son of Arthur C. and Beatrice Helen Low, of Calgary, Alberta

GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands
Grave Reference: IV. E. 3.

R/60404
Sergeant
Margolis, Albert Abraham ? 62 (RAF) Squadron 9 Jul 1942 SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Singapore
Grave Reference: Column 420.
J/87018
Pilot Officer
Martin, Alva James 23 114 (RAF) Squadron 12 Sep 1944 Son of Alva Jay Martin and Annie Houston Martin, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY
Italy
Grave Reference: VI, C, 9.

R/92660
Flight Sergeant
Martin, William 23 115 Squadron (RCAF) 21 Sep 1942 Son of Clarence James Martin and Mary Annie Martin, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 105.

R/60219
Sergeant
May, Thomas Irving 21 408 Squadron (RCAF) 22 Jan 1942 Son of William and Elizabeth Irving May, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

MAIDSTONE CEMETERY
Kent, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Plot C.C.1. Grave 117.

    McConnell, J.        
41937
Flying Officer
McKnight, William Lidstone ? 242 Squadron (RAF) 12 Jan 1941 RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 30.
    MacIvor, N        
2592 Able Seaman Miller, James Bertram 26 RCN
HMCS Margaree
22 Oct 1940 Son of Robert James Miller and Mabel Miller, of Calgary, Alberta; husband of Frances D. Miller, of Esquimalt, British Columbia.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 4.

HMCS Margaree
River Class Destroyer
Builder: Palmer's Shipbuilding, Hebburn-on-Tyne
2nd Commission: 6 Sep 1940
Fate: Collision with M.V. Port Fairy, 22 Oct 1940
Casualties: 4 officers, 136 RATINGS, 2 RN
    Miller, J.        
J/5968
Flying Officer
Milne, Harry David. 22 Royal Canadian Air Force 25 Oct 1942 Son of Frank and Gladys Elizabeth Maud Milne, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Panel 99.

3681 Leading Telegraphist Newhouse, John Stanley 23 Royal Canadian Navy 20 Sep 1943 Son of Stanley Barnes Newhouse, and of Ellen Newhouse, of Calgary, Alberta.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 5.

    O'Neil, Douglas        
    Patterson, D        
J/8402
Pilot Officer
Patterson, Robert Samuel 23 418 Squadron (RCAF) 31 Jul 1942 Son of Samuel Joseph and Annie Patterson, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

BERGEN GENERAL CEMETERY
Netherlands
Grave Reference: Plot L. Row B. Grave 25.

V/13454 Able Seaman Payne, Albert James 24 RCNVR
HMCS Raccoon
7 Sep 1942 Son of Stephen Payne, and of Louisa Payne, of Calgary, Alberta; husband of Eileen Ann Payne, of Calgary.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 8.

HMCS Raccoon
Animal Class Yacht
Torpedoed, Gulf of St. Lawrence, 7 Sep 1942
Casualties: 4 officers, 33 ratings
R/60617
Sergeant
Peggie, William Johnston 25 Royal Canadian Air Force 17 Dec 1941 Son of William and Margaret Johnston Peggie, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

ABBOTSHALL PARISH CHURCHYARD
Argyllshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Grave 98 North.

    Phillips, R.       Multiple entries
M/36887 Sapper Rankin, Harlow Dakin. 36 8 Field Squadron, RCE 10 Apr 1945 Son of Robert Clayton Rankin and Ida Mary Rankin, of Calgary, Alberta; husband of Kathleen B. Rankin.

HOLTEN CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands
Grave Reference: X. C. 16.

J/9197
Pilot Officer
Rannie, William Geoffrey 21 Royal Canadian Air Force 7 Aug 1942 Son of Charles F. Rannie and E. Maude Rannie, of Calgary.

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada
Grave Reference: Lot 3. Block 7. Sec. G.

J/9544
Flying Officer
Rooney, John Hughes ? Royal Canadian Air Force 14 Sep 1943 CAMBRIDGE CITY CEMETERY
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Grave 18939.
R/60003
Sergeant
Royan, Thomas Scott ? 22 (RAF) Squadron 27 Aug 1941 Son of James William and Agnes Royan, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

ST. MARY'S CEMETERY
Cornwall, United Kingdom

V/13701 Leading Coder Rudd, John Sidney 21 RCNVR
HMCS Valleyfield
7 May 1944 Son of John and Doris Rudd, of Calgary, Alberta.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 12.

HMCS Valleyfield
River Class Frigate
Builder: Morton Shipbuilding Ltd., Quebec City
Commissioned: 7 Dec 1943
Torpedoed off Cape Race, NF, 6 May 1944
Casualties: 12 officers, 107 ratings, 6 RN
M/104556 Private Sahlin, Herbert Benjamim ? Loyal Edmonton Regiment 15 Jun 1944 Son of Herbert and Lilly Sahlin; husband of Hazel Esme Sahlin, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: 54. G. 1.

 
R/103915
Sergeant
Sanderson, Delmer Ray 22 420 Squadron (RCAF) 29 Jan 1943 Son of William and Margaret Sanderson, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

EXETER HIGHER CEMETERY
Devon, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Sec. Z.K. Grave 58.

J/3714
Pilot Officer
Saunders, Arthur Mitchell. 23 139 (RAF) Squadron 18 May 1941 Son of Rensselaer Roy and Elma Charlotte Saunders, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

NORWICH CEMETERY
Norfolk, United Kingdom
Grave Reference: Sec. 54. Grave 4.

-
Lieutenant
Saunders, Harry Percy 27 3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment, RCA 16 Feb 1945 Son of Harry Percy and Eva Rosalie Saunders; husband of Gertrude Shirley Saunders, of Fredericton, New Brunswick

GROESBEEK CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY
Netherlands
Grave Reference: IV. A. 16.

R/92605
Flight Sergeant
Smart, William James 20 158 Squadron (RCAF) 14 Jul 1942 Son of William Duncan Smart and Marion Maude Smart.

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: 19. C. 7.

V/13834
Petty Officer Stoker
Swart, Dirk Cornelius 23 RCNVR
HMCS Shawinigan
24 Nov 1944 Son of Dirk C. and Johanna Swart, of Calgary, Alberta.

HALIFAX MEMORIAL
Nova Scotia, Canada
Grave Reference: Panel 12.

HMCS Shawinigan
Flower Class Corvette
Builder: George T. Davie & Sons Ltd., Lauzon PQ
Commissioned: 19 Sep 1941
Fate: Torpedoed off Cape Breton NS, 24 Nov 1944
Casualties: 5 officers; 86 RATINGS

And from the Naval Museum of Manitoba website:

SHAWINIGAN and the US Coast Guard cutter Sassafras were ordered to escort the ferry Burgeo from Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland. Since the tragic loss of the ferry Caribou, ferries on this route were always escorted. The three ships made an uneventful crossing to Port aux Basques on November 24, at which time SHAWINIGAN detached to continue anti submarine patrols in the area. SHAWINIGAN was scheduled to rendezvous with the Burgeo the following morning for the return to Cape Breton. But the corvette never made it.

Nearby, U-1228, which had been ordered into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, was tarrying, trying to repair a faulty schnorkel. On the moonlit night of November 24, he decided to return to Germany. As he issued orders that would pilot his U-Boat back into the Atlantic, the SHAWINIGAN was sighted. U-1228, which had not yet recorded an attack on enemy shipping, let loose a Gnat torpedo. Exactly four minutes later, HMCS SHAWINIGAN disappeared in a plume of water and a shower of sparks. All 91 members of her crew were killed.

HMCS SHAWINIGAN was one of three Canadian warships that have been lost with all hands. SHAWINIGAN's final resting place is in the Cabot Strait, between Newfoundland and Cape Breton Island. Her precise location is not known, but by best estimates based on the uboat's reports the Shawinigan should lay at 47 degrees-34 minutes north-Latitude, 59 degrees-11 minutes West-Longitude.

    Smith, Donald       Multiple entries
C/1091
Flight Lieutenant
Southwood, Herbert John. 25 403 Squadron (RCAF) 24 Oct 1943 Son of John Southwood, and of Emmie Southwood, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
France
Grave Reference: Plot 6 Row D Grave 1.

M/26507 Private Thompson, Wilfred George 25 Royal Canadian Corps of Signals 4 Apr 1945 Son of Thomas and Kathleen Elizabeth Thompson, of Calgary, Canada.

SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY
Belgium
Grave Reference: IV. B. 16.

A/14063
Sergeant
Tyler, George 22 207 (RAF) Squadron 29 Apr 1943 LEMVIG CEMETERY
Denmark
Grave Reference: Grave 699.
R/109139
Leading Aircraftsman
Waltham, Gordon Duncan. 19 Royal Canadian Air Force 19 Jan 1942 Son of Cecil Alexander and Ella Waltham, of Calgary

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada
Grave Reference: Lot 99. Block 7. Sec. G.

    Watson, Alexander       Cpl James Alexander Watson, age 34?
43262
Flight Lieutenant
Williams, Reginald Frank 23 78 Squadron (RAF) 9 Oct 1943 Son of Ralph W. and Mabel A. Williams, of Whonock, British Columbia, Canada.

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany
Grave Reference: 29. A. 13.

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