The Register of Those Who Fell in the 1939-1945 War and are buried the Maritimes


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Excerpts from: "The Register of the names of those who fell in the 1939-1945 War and are buried in Cemeteries in Canada. Cemeteries in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island." 81 pages, published 1962 by order of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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1939-1945

The War Dead of the Commonwealth

"The Register of the names of those who fell in the 1939-1945 War and are buried in Cemeteries in Canada"

Cemeteries in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island, 1939 Ė 1945. Prince Edward Island, the smallest Province of Canada, is connected by ferry at Port Borden with the mainland at Cape Tormentine in New Brunswick. It belongs, with Nova Scotia, to No. 6 Military District and during the 1939-1945 War was included in the Atlantic Command. A number of air training schools were established on the island during the war.

The number of war casualties is 99, buried in 44 different cemeteries in the Province, 13 of which also contain 1914-1918 War graves. United Kingdom Ė 23; Canadian Ė 75; Australian Ė 1.

Cemetery

Index. No. CAN

Last Name

First Name

Rank

Number

Service

Date of Death

Age

Parents

Home Place

Spouse

Lot/Plot Number

Alberton Baptist Cemetery

1196

Lewis

Florence Eleanor

Pte.

W/6533

Canadian Womenís Army Corps.

31 July 1946

23

Harry & Mary Jane Lewis

Cascumpec

   

Alberton (Sacred Heart) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1197

Gallant

George Fay

Gnr.

F/59765

Royal Canadian Artillery

24 July 1946

47

Samuel & Mary Fay Gallant

Alberton

Mary Olive Gallant

Lot A.22

Annandale Cemetery

1198

Banks

James Frederick

Spr.

F/82534

Royal Canadian Engineers

13 May 1946

21

James & Matilda Banks

Annandale

   

Argyle Shore Cemetery

1199

MacDougall

George Artemas

Pte.

F/66687

R.C.A.M.C.

26 May 1942

35

 

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Viola E. MacDougall

 

Bloomfield (St. Anthonyís) Cemetery

1200

Arsenault

Edward Joseph

Gnr.

F/88770

Royal Canadian Artillery

30 Sept. 1942

27

Margaret Arsenault

OíLeary

   

Bloomfield (St. Anthonyís) Cemetery

1200

Gallant

Cyrus Joseph

Pte.

F/1442

Veterans Guard of Canada

31 Oct. 1942

48

 

Piusville

Elizabeth Gallant

 

Brookfield Presbyterian Cemetery

2101

McLeod

Roderick M.

L.A.C.

R/112014

R.C.A.F.

1 April 1945

52

Angus & Christina McLeod

Charlottetown

Agnes McLeod

 

Burlington (St. Stephenís) Cemetery

1202

Cole

Myron Wesley

Spr.

F/5656

Royal Canadian Engineers

16 March 1946

27

Wesley R. & Alberta Cole

Kensington

   

Cape Traverse Cemetery

1203

Lefurgey

Harold Lloyd

Pte.

G/8598

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps.

17 March 1945

18

Harold M. & Mary Lefurgey

Saint John, New Brunswick

 

Sec. 30, Plot 4

Cardigan (All Saints) Parish Cemetery

1204

MacDonald

Urban Joseph

Pte.

F/59893

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

22 Jan. 1940

18

Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm MacDonald

Charlottetown

 

Family Lot

Cardigan (All Saints) Parish Cemetery

1204

Walsh

George Allan

Pte.

F/610463

The Princess of Walesí Own Regt., R.C.I.C.

20 Dec. 1943

26

William & Ida Walsh

Cardigan

 

Family Lot

Cardigan (All Saints) Parish Cemetery

1204

Williams

William Fenton

Gnr.

F/15275

Royal Canadian Artillery

5 June 1944

31

 

Cardigan

Margaret Williams

Family Lot

Charlottetown Peopleís Cemetery

1205

Auld

George Edgar

Flying Offr.

C/1747

R.C.A.F.

17 May 1940

32

George Elmer & Margaret Ann Auld

   

Sec. 1, Row 1, Plot 634

Charlottetown Peopleís Cemetery

1205

Collings

William Frederick

Cpl.

R/50380

R.C.A.F.

1 July 1942

33

John Alexander & Edith H. Collings

Charlottetown

 

Sec. 1, Row 3, Plot 495

Charlottetown Peopleís Cemetery

1205

Crockett

John Leslie

Ldg. Sea.

V/1319

R.C.N.V.R. H.M.C.S. Hochelaga

27 March 1945

23

Leslie B. & Agnes Crockett

Charlottetown

 

Sec. 2, Row 4, Plot 157

Charlottetown Peopleís Cemetery

1205

MacDonald

Myrtle

Pte.

W/6524

Canadian Womenís Army Corps

10 March 1947

28

Gertrude Hillier

Charlottetown

 

Sec. 1, Row 1, Plot 517

Charlottetown Peopleís Cemetery

1205

Saunders

Stephen Edwin

Pte

F/8370

Corps of Military Staff Clerks, Canadian Army

17 Aug. 1945

39

Mr. & Mrs. Charles Saunders

Charlottetown

 

Sec. 3, Row 8, Plot 1025

Charlottetown Peopleís Cemetery

1205

Smith

Joseph Arthur

Pte.

F/60638

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

1 Nov. 1940

31

 

Charlottetown

Frances Smith

Sec. 2, Row 10, Plot 517

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Agar

Joseph Fitzgerald

A.C.1

921569

R.A.F. (V.R.)

12 Jan 1942

28

Mr /Mrs H. Agar

Milford, Surry, England

F. G. Agar

Plot 582

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Byers

William

Pte

F/79

Veterans Guard of Canada

3 June 1945

48

 

Charlottetown

Mary Byers

Plot 1073

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Gallant

Mary Margaret

Pte

W/6565

Canadian Womenís Army Corps

4 Feb. 1947

20

Mr/Mrs R.J. Gallant

Charlottetown

 

Plot 933

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Gallant

Robert Gerard

Pte.

F/60211

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

20 May 1944

22

Robert & Catherine Gallant

Charlottetown

 

Plot 569

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Gillis

Joseph Edward

Gnr.

F/59626

Royal Canadian Artillery

28 Jan. 1946

30

Mr/Mrs Daniel Gillis

Charlottetown

 

Plot 289

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Howatt

John Francis

A. B.

V/48781

R.C.N.V.R. H.M.C.S. Stadacona

20 April 1944

18

William & Mary Howatt

Charlottetown

 

Plot 507

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Leightizer

James Joseph

Maj

No Number Given

Veterans Guard of Canada

8 Aug. 1943

58

 

Charlottetown

Annie Leightizer

Family Plot

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Lund

George Anthony

Skipper

No Number Given

R.C.N.R. H.M.C.S. Stadacona

23 Oct. 1947

34

John A. & Katherine Lund

Charlottetown

 

Plot 1125

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

MacDonald

Peter Aeneas

A.C.1

R/112237

R.C.A.F.

13 Jan. 1943

39

Alexander & Anastasia MacDonald

Charlottetown

Mae MacDonald

Plot 582

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

McEwen

Clifford Raymond

L. Cpl.

F/26321

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

14 Nov. 1940

20

Mr/Mrs James McEwen

Charlottetown

 

Plot 727

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

MacKinnon

John Roland

Sjt.

F/14161

Royal Canadian Artillery

20 Nov. 1945

29

Mr/Mrs Hugh MacKinnon

Charlottetown

Pauline MacKinnon

Plot 582

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Martin

Henry

Gnr.

F/14214

Royal Canadian Artillery

9 Aug. 1940

18

Hector & Angeline Martin

Charlottetown

 

Flower Bed, B

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Morris

Patrick Francis

Lt.

No Number Given

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

13 December 1944

36

 

Charlottetown

Alice Morris

Plot 571

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Roach

James Owen

Skipper Lieut.

No Number Given

R.C.N.R. H.M.C.S. Stadacona

1 Aug. 1943

57

 

Southport

Bridget Roach

Plot 734

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Stewart

Lloyd Joseph

Steward

V/32989

R.C.N.V.R. H.M.C.S. Queen Charlotte

28 Mary 1942

17

Martin & Margaret Stewart

St. John, New Brunswick

 

Plot 919

Charlottetown (St. Dunstanís) Roman Catholic Cemetery

1205

Walsh

Peter Leo

Pte.

F/82621

R.C.A.S.C.

13 Dec. 1943

39

Annie Walsh

Charlottetown

Margaret Walsh

Plot 565

Clifton (New London) Cemetery

1207

Cann

Russell Michael

Pte.

F/1461

Veterans Guard of Canada

27 Oct. 1942

49

 

Emerald

Sadie M. Cann

 

Clyde River Presbyterian Cemetery

1208

Docherty

John Reginald

Sjt.

F/14164

Royal Canadian Artillery

20 July 1946

32

Mr/Mrs Kenneth Docherty

New Haven

   

Egmont Bay Catholic Cemetery

1209

Gallant

Amand Joseph

Pte.

F/60082

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

8 Nov. 1942

27

Mr/Mrs Aubin Gallant

Wellington

 

Family Plot

Georgetown (St. Davidís) Cemetery

1210

MacKenzie

Wendell Daniel

Sgt.

R/112104

R.C.A.F.

13 Oct 1944

25

John M. & Bertha E. MacKenzie

Cardigan

Muriel E. MacKenzie of Boughton Island

East Sec.

Georgetown (St. Davidís) Cemetery

1210

Walker

Frederick William

Pte.

F/1354

Veterans Guard of Canada

8 Dec. 1944

54

John & Mary Walker

Georgetown

 

East Sec.

Grand River (St. Patrickís) Church Cemetery

1212

Strongman

George Edward

Pte.

F/31536

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

22 Jan. 1946

40

 

Tyne Valley

Mary Jane Strongman

 

Georgetown (St.James) Cemetery

1211

Keenan

James Daniel

Pte.

F/400710

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps

11 Dec 1940

21

Michael & Minnie Keenan

Georgetown

   

Grand Tracadie (Corran Ban) Cemetery

1213

Watts

Raymond Howard

Gnr.

F/77070

Royal Canadian Artillery

12 Jan 1943

23

Mr/Mrs Alexander Watts

Grand Tracadie

   

Kellyís Cross (St. Joseph) Parish Cemetery

1214

Stordy

Michael Cecil

Pte.

F/38672

Royal Canadian Artillery

14 June 1945

19

John Anthony & Armida Stordy

New Wiltshire

   

Lennox Island Indian Reserve (St. Anneís) Church Cemetery

1215

Francis

George

Gnr.

F/88781

Royal Canadian Artillery

7 Jan. 1945

32

Mary Jane Morell,of Rear

Lennox Island

Madeline Francis

 

Lot Eleven (St. Peterís) Cemetery

1216

Adams

Claude

Pte.

F/60039

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

23 March 1941

26

George & Elizabeth Adams

Portage

 

Private Plot

Malpeque (The Peopleís) Cemetery

1217

Owen

John Keir

A.C.2

R/72816

R.C.A.F.

19 Feb. 1941

21

Arthur L. & Annie Isabelle Owen

Kensington

 

Family Plot

Miscouche Cemetery

1218

Desroches

Augustin Edward

Pte.

F/60025

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

26 Nov. 1942

22

Eddie G. & Anna Desroches

Miscouche

   

Mont Carmel (Notre Dame De Mont Carmel) Cemetery

1219

Gaudet

John Leonard

A.C.1

R/54703

R.C.A.F.

30 June 1940

26

Edmund & Delina Gaudet

St. Nicholas

   

Morell (Little Flower) Cemetery

1220

Murphy

Joseph Carroll

A.C.1

R/72934

R.C.A.F.

31 May 1942

22

Joseph Filbert & Nora Adele Murphy

Morell

   

Murray River Cemetery

1221

MacLeod

Lowell Francis

A.B.

V/57942

R.C.N.V.R. H.M.C.S. Queen Charlotte

25 Feb. 1946

22

Mr/Mrs William F. MacLeod

Murray River

 

Family Plot

New Dominion United Church Cemetery

1222

MacKinnon

Eugene Clairmont

L. Cpl.

F/60060

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

25 July 1941

21

Lena MacKinnon

Rocky Point

   

New London (Geddie Memorial) Cemetery

1223

MacKenzie

Lloyd George

Gnr.

F/14227

Royal Canadian Artillery

23 Feb. 1945

24

Mr/Mrs George L. MacKenzie

French River

   

North Rustico (Stella Maris) Cemetery

1224

Gallant

Douse

Pte.

F/60419

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

6 April 1947

42

Leon D. & Elizabeth Gallant

North Rustico

Winifred Gallant

 

OíLeary (Springfield) Cemetery

1225

Dennis

Wallace Nelson

Tpr.

F/402312

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.

23 Sept. 1944

22

Nelson and Mable Dennis

OíLeary

 

Family Plot

OíLeary (Springfield) Cemetery

1225

Ramsay

Daniel Carrfield

Sjt.

F/401619

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.

23 Sept. 1944

20

Mr/Mrs Daniel Ramsay

OíLeary

 

Family Plot

Rollo Bay (St. Alexis) Cemetery

1226

Curtis

George Edward

Gnr.

F/96747

Royal Canadian Artillery

16 July 1944

27

Peter & Margaret Curtis

New Zealand

 

Plot 72

St. Charles Cemetery

1227

McInnis

Francis Gabriel

Pilot Offr.

J/72894

R.C.A.F.

22 July 1942

21

James E. & Sarah McInnis

Armadale

 

Family Plot

Seven Mile Bay (St. Peterís) Cemetery

1228

Arsenault

Frank Lewis

Pte.

F/88803

R.C.A.M.C.

30 Sept. 1942

28

Mr/Mrs. John H Arsenault

Kinkora

Grace Arsenault of Pembroke, Ontario

Plot 6, Range 2

Seven Mile Bay (St. Peterís) Cemetery

1228

Avery

Leonard Stephen

Pte.

F/31564

Royal Canadian Infantry Corps.

29 Aug. 1943

19

John & Mary Avery

Bedeque

   

Seven Mile Bay (St. Peterís) Cemetery

1228

Ferguson

John David

A.B.

A/4528

R.C.N.R. H.M.C. S. Stadacona

6 Sept. 1942

19

Margaret Ferguson

Borden

 

Plot 17, Range 4

Seven Mile Bay (St. Peterís) Cemetery

1228

White

John Peter

Spr.

F/610593

Royal Canadian Engineers

15 Dec. 1945

33

John T. & Jane White

 

Frances T. White

Family Plot

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Ambler

Jack

Pilot Offr.

201457

R.A.F. (V.R)

15 Nov. 1944

20

Mr.Mrs N. Ambler

Shipley, Yorkshire, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 2

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Beaumont

Ernest Lockey John

L.A.C.

985992

R.A.F. (V.R.)

12 Jan. 1942

22

Robert & Jane Beaumont

Glasgow, Scotland

 

Air Force Section, Grave 12

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Calderhead

George Douglas

Flying Offr.

86333

R.A.F. (V.R.)

12 Jan 1942

23

George & Mary Calderhead

Glasgow, Scotland

 

Air Force Section, Grave 11

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Crummey

Cyril Bertram

Sgt.

798658

R.A.F. (V.R.)

28 Aug. 1943

23

Lewis & Hulda May Crummey

St. Johnís, Newfoundland

 

Air Force Section, Grave 7

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Ellis

Kenneth

L.A.C.

1054786

R.A.F. (V.R.)

12 Jan 1942

20

Robert & Louisa Ellis

Meadow Head, Sheffield, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 14

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Eves

Kenneth

L.A.C.

1684970

R.A.F. (V.R.)

14 May 1944

21

     

Air Force Section, Grave 5

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Gordon

Alexander

A.C.2

1366389

R.A.F. (V.R.)

16 July 1942

23

Mr/Mrs Charles Gordon

Brechin, Angus, Scotland

 

Air Force Section, Grave 16

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Harris

Clifford Julian

L.A.C.

924663

R.A.F. (V.R.)

7 Aug. 1942

22

Henry M. & Kate Harris

Hampden Park, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 19

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Hawkes

Albert William

Pilot Offr.

200672

R.A.F. (V.R.)

15 Nov. 1944

21

William Henry & Anne May Hawkes

New Eltham, London, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 3

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Holland

John

Flt. Sgt. (Pilot)

1071582

R.A.F. (V.R.)

28 Sept. 1942

30

Mr/Mrs John Holland

Stretford, Lancashire, England

Katharine W. Holland of Charlottetown

Air Force Section, Grave 20

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Ingram

Arthur Hilton

Flying Offr.

154971

R.A.F. (V.R.)

9 Dec. 1944

21

Arthur L. & Alice Ingram

St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 4

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

McLean

William

L.A.C.

1360364

R.A.F. (V.R.)

7 Aug. 1942

32

William James & Martha McLean

Gillingham, Kent, England

Emily McLean of Gillingham

Air Force Section, Grave 18

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Parker

Oswald

Sgt. (Pilot)

1027564

R.A.F. (V.R.)

7 Aug. 1942

   

Macclesfield, Cheshire, England

L. Parker

Air Force Section, Grave 17

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Ray

Donald Walter

Flt.-Lieut.

156105

D.F.C. R.A.F. (V.R.)

21 Feb. 1946

Alfred William & Annie Ray

Darlington, Co. Durham, England

Rona Ray

Air Force Section, Grave 1

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Rofe

Bernard John

Flt. Lieut.

40751

R.A.F.

12 Jan. 1942

21

Capt. Henry Bernard John Rolfe, M.C. & Kathleen Mary Rofe

Douglas, Isle of Man

 

Air Force Section, Grave 10

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Sharp

Frank

Cpl.

753066

R.A.F. (V.R.)

18 June 1943

23

Clara Isabel Allam

Elsfield, Oxfordshire, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 8

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Shore

Frederick George

A.C.1

1253937

R.A.F. (V.R.)

11 Nov. 1943

36

Frederick George & Julia Shore

Cardiff, Wales

 

Air Force Section, Grave 6

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Taylor

George William

L.A.C.

946790

R.A.F. (V.R.)

12 Jan. 1942

29

George & Hannah Elizabeth Taylor

Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 13

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Thompson

William Frederick

Sgt.

1238664

R.A.F. (V.R.)

5 Jan. 1943

 

Grandson of Mrs. E. Pardoe

Ludlow, Shropshire, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 9

Sherwood Cemetery

1229

Wong

Reginald Hay

L.A.C.

947739

R.A.F. (V.R.)

9 July 1942

22

Percey Hay Wong & Gertrude Wong

Sunderland, Co. Durham, England

 

Air Force Section, Grave 15

Souris (St. Maryís) Cemetery

1230

MacIntyre

John Clement

L.A.C.

R/72804

R.A.F. (V.R.)

12 Aug. 1942

29

Angus C. & Mary E. MacIntyre

 

Dorothy Eileen MacIntyre

Plot 199

Springfield West Cemetery

1231

MacNeill

Reginald Britten

Maj.

No Number Given

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.

5 Oct. 1947

31

Daisy B. MacNeill

OíLeary

 

Family Plot

Summerfield (St. James) Cemetery

1232

Allan

Emmet Francis

L.A.C.

R/72812

R.C.A.F.

20 June 1942

21

James W. & Mae E. Allan

Emerald Junction

 

Sec. 1, Row 1, Grave 1

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Buttsworth

John Leighton

L.A.C.

439948

R.A.A.F.

16 Feb. 1945

24

Amos Henry & Amy Florence Buttsworth

Wilberforce, New South Wales, Australia

 

Plot 224, Sec. 9

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Heckbert

Earl Allan

Pte.

F/59977

The West Nova Scotia Regt. R.C.I.C.

1 March 1947

24

Mr/Mrs Harry Heckbert

Summerside

 

North Half, Plot 287

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Keith

Asa Howard

L.A.C.

R/77508

R.C.A.F.

20 July 1941

25

Willard A. & Pearl F. Keith

Taber, Alberta

 

Plot 244, Sec. 9

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Mountain

Wilfred Yeo

Sjt.

F/77030

Royal Canadian Artillery

20 Sept. 1945

23

Leigh & Lena Y. Mountain

Summerside

 

Plot 226, Sec. 9

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Murray

William Strongren

L.A.C.

R/58529

R.C.A.F.

20 March 1941

24

Frederick A. & Hulda J. Murray

Chilliwack, British Columbia

 

Plot 244, Sec. 9

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Reeves

Ronald William

Pilot Offr.

133983

R.A.F.

29 Oct. 1942

27

Herbert & Fanny Reeves

Andover, Hampshire, England

 

Plot 244, Sec. 9

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Rudge

Charles Howard

Pilot Offr.

133986

R.A.F.

29 Oct. 1942

22

Charles & Alice May Rudge

Staveley, Derbyshire, England

 

Plot 244, Sec. 9

Summerside Peopleís Cemetery

1233

Snow

Charles Harry

Fus.

F/35590

The Princess Louise Fusiliers, R.C.I.C.

9 Feb. 1942

39

 

Summerside

Ruth Snow

Plot 226, Sec. 9

Summerside (St. Paulís) Cemetery

1234

Bernard

Joseph Arthur

Spr.

F/51829

Royal Canadian Engineers

14 April 1943

21

Evangeline Bernard

Summerside

 

Family Lot

Summerside (St. Paulís) Cemetery

1234

Gallant

Joseph Wilfred

Gnr.

F/59273

Royal Canadian Artillery

12 July 1947

23

William & Rose Gallant

Summerside

 

Lot 52

Tryon Peopleís Cemetery

1235

Hennessey

William Thomas

Sigmn.

F/26365

Royal Canadian Corps of Signals

7 June 1944

22

George & Eliza T. Hennessey

Charlottetown

 

Plot 15, Sec. 1

Union Corner Cemetery

1236

Brooks

Claude

Boy

F/402903

Royal Canadian Armoured Corps.

23 Sept. 1944

14

Wanda M. Brooks

Union Corner

   

Valleyfield Cemetery

1237

Gillis

Gordon

L.Cpl.

F/60120

PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

16 March 1946

24

Alex & Mary Gillis

Montague

   

Vernon River Cemetery

1238

OíDonnell

John James

L.A.C.

R/72655

R.C.A.F.

22 July 1941

23

Francis Martin & Catherin M. OíDonnell

Vernon River

 

Row 2

West St. Peterís Road Cemetery

1239

Drake

Earle James

Pte.

F/1411

Veterans Guard of Canada

28 Nov. 1940

42

 

Bristol

Frances Drake

 

Halifax (Gate of Heaven) Cemetery Ė Nova Scotia

1024

Jeffery

Singleton Charles

Patrolman

A/1464

R.C.N.R. H.M.C.S. Stadacona

10 Dec. 1943

25

Stephen & Alice Jeffery

Cape Traverse, PEI

Mildred Jeffery of Halifax

Sec. 4, Plot G, Grave 49A

Botwood Roman Catholic Cemetery Ė Newfoundland

1167

Doyle

Lawrence Vincent

Pte.

F/59610

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

1 Feb. 1942

21

Patrick & Catherine Doyle

Charlottetown, PEI

 

Grave 1

Gander Cemetery, Newfoundland

1175

Campbell

John Francis

L.A.C.

R/112155

R.C.A.F.

29 Sept. 1943

21

James & Lauretta Campbell

Dundas Center, PEI

 

Plot 2, Row 6, Grave 14

Gander Cemetery

Newfoundland

1175

Craig

Harrison William

Pte.

F/60023

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

2 Dec. 1942

33

Mr/Mrs John Russell Craig

Chelton, PEI

Mildred Craig of Central Bedeque, PEI

Plot 4, Row 7, Grave 17

Goose Bay Joint Services Cemetery, Labrador

1176

Leard

William Godfrey

L.A.C.

R/174974

R.C.A.F.

6 July 1944

23

G. Russell & Clara M. Leard

Fortune Cove, PEI

 

Plot A, Row 4, Grave 3

Grand Falls (St. Matthewís) Presbyterian Church Newfoundland

1178

Francis

Everett Samuel

Cpl.

F/60515

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

14 Oct. 1942

21

Mary Francis

Albany, PEI

Janie Louise Francis of Grand Falls, Nfld.

Sec. C., Grave 111

St. Johnís (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

Newfoundland

1193

Folland

James William

Pte.

F/1334

Veterans Guard of Canada

3 April 1943

47

William C. & Mary Eunice Folland

Breadalbane, PEI

Elizabeth Jane Folland of Breadalbane

Sec. C., Plot 16, Grave 1

St. Johnís (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

Newfoundland

1193

Galbraith

Charles MacKinven

Lt.

The PEI Highlanders, R.C.I.C.

1 Aug. 1942

36

 

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Evelyn Mildred Galbraith

Sec. A, Plot 25, Grave 3

St. Johnís (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery

Newfoundland

1193

Maclean

James Allen

A.B.

V/1136

R.C.N.V.R. H.M.C.S. Matapedia

12 Dec. 1942

26

James W. & Josephine Maclean

Charlottetown, PEI

 

Sec. C, Plot 25, Grave 1

1939-1945

The War Dead of the Commonwealth

"The Register of the names of those who fell in the 1939-1945 War and are buried in Cemeteries in Canada"

Cemeteries in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island

Canada During the 1939-1945 War

I. Canada During the 1939-1945 War

Although our country was not subject to direct enemy attack during the second world war, 6,395 of our servicemen gave their lives in Canada in the performance of their duties and now lie forever in her soil. With them rest many of their Commonwealth brethren Ė a reminder to us that the rigours and dangers of battle are but part of the final price of victory.

From 1939 to 1945 the military program in Canada was, in the main, to provide training facilities for active operations. At the same time, preparations were made to defeat any attack against this country. Units of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force were involved in this defensive system. Newfoundland Ė though not, in the political sense, part of Canada at that time Ė was garrisoned by Canadian troops throughout the war under arrangements made with the British Government.

Most of the operational bases in Canada were concentrated in or near the coast and included anti-aircraft and coastal artillery, searchlight batteries and infantry battalions specially assigned to coast defence. The Royal Canadian Navy patrolled the seas and, growing in strength, assumed the heavy responsibility of escorting the trans-Atlantic convoys. Later in the war the Navy fought U-boats which penetrated into the Gulf of St. Lawrence and even into the river itself. Aircraft of the R.C.A.F. ranged over the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans on anti-submarine and reconnaissance missions. In these, and similar operations, many sailors and airmen gave their lives.

Further inland, and all across the country, the training and administration of Canadaís Armed Services was carried on in a vast network of camps and military headquarters. Over 1,075,000 Canadians wore their countryís uniform at some time during the war. Of these 730,500 served with the Canadian Army; 240,900 with the Air Force and 104,300 with the Navy. These figures included more than 48,000 women who served in the three services. Early in the war, the Government of Canada offered training facilities for large numbers of Commonwealth airmen from the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. This plan operated until the end of hostilities and trained a total of 137,739 air-crew personnel. Of these 72,835 were Canadians, 42,110 were from Britain, 9,606 from Australia and 7,002 from New Zealand. The remaining 6,186 airmen belonged to the air forces of our allies, and served mostly with or in the Royal Air Force. It was inevitable that many Canadian and Commonwealth servicemen died in Canada through accident or sickness while under training in these vast enterprises. In addition some of the Canadians who returned as wounded from the battlefronts, died after reaching their homeland, and are buried in Canadian cemeteries.

II. War Graves in Canada

Most Canadian and Commonwealth war graves lie close to the coastal areas or near the larger training centers. However, the policy of the Canadian Government provided for Canadian servicemen who died in Canada to be buried in a cemetery chosen by their next-of-kin. As a result, war graves are to be found in all areas of Canada, from the smallest village to the largest city. There are 1,139 Canadian cemeteries in which there is only one war grave. By contrast, in Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, 254 servicemen lie buried.

A classification of 7,594 war graves in Canada includes those of our allies and our former enemies, which are in 1,778 different cemeteries and churchyards; and of servicemen whose remains were cremated and either scattered or buried in places where adequate commemoration is not possible. The names of the later are recorded on memorials in Ottawa (Beechwood) Cemetery, Ontario, and Burnaby (Ocean View) Crematorium, British Columbia. The figures for the United Kingdom include one man of the Royal Navy and four men of the Merchant Navy whose graves could not be marked by headstones. They are therefore commemorated in the cemeteries concerned by special memorials Type A, which bear the superscription "Known to be buried in this cemetery". The figures for the Canadian Army include 30 men for the Newfoundland Regiment, one of whom is not identified. The special memorials Type D take the form of headstones commemorating casualties believed to have been buried in the graves which they mark. They bear the superscription "Believe to be".

Of the three organizations mentioned in the footnotes, British Overseas Airways Corporation was one of several civilian organizations recognized by the Armed Forces, whose membersí graves rank as war graves; while R.A.F. Ferry Command was an auxiliary of the Royal Air Force, subsequently absorbed by Royal Air Force Transport Command when it was established in March 1943.

From these figures it will be seen that altogether 7,431 Canadian and Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War died and were buried, or cremated, in Canada. Their graves, carefully marked and maintained in perpetuity, and memorials, serve as a constant reminder to us of the ideals and sacrifices made by the men of Canada and the Commonwealth on our behalf.

The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, in operation from May 1940 until Mary 1945, was among the factors contributing to the growth of British air power, and to the high standard of skill attained. In September 1939, when it seemed that Britain would be unable to train the large number of airmen required if the air supremacy necessary for her survival was to be achieved, Viscount Stanley Bruce, then High Commissioner for Australia in the United Kingdom first proposed this plan, originally called the Empire Air Training Scheme. Under it, as fully operated, Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa pooled their resources in aircrew training. Elementary and some advanced training was given to an agreed number of pilots and aircrews at schools opened in considerable numbers in each country, officers and men being lent by the United Kingdom, as required, to help with the training. In Canada alone 360 schools and kindred units were established. On completion of their courses in other countries many of the airmen went to Canada for further training on aircraft produced in Canada and the United States of America, and in 1941 and 1942 British pupils were also being trained in the U.S.A. When fully trained the Canadian airmen were absorbed into the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans proceeded to Britain, where some joined squadrons of their own Dominions which were formed within the Royal Air Force, some served in Royal Air Force squadrons and others became instructors in their own special subjects. Many of those going to the United Kingdom for operational duties, instead of traveling by sea, were formed into crews to fly aircraft across the Atlantic. This practice, improvised because of the persistent shortage of civilian ferry crews, became an essential part of the ferry service.

R.A.F. Ferry Command and R.A.F. Transport Command. In the first few months of the war, when aircraft were desperately needed and home production was only in the early stages of development, the Canadian Pacific Railway and the Canadian Pacific Air Service jointly initiated the Atlantic Ferry, a civilian bomber ferry service to fly the aircraft direct from the factories in Canada and the U.S.A. to the Untied Kingdom. To inaugurate the ferry a number of British airline pilots went to Canada, and many Canadian radio operators volunteered their services. The first American bombers to be flown across the Atlantic left Gander, Newfoundland, late on November 10th, 1940 and arrived safely in Britain on Armistice Day. In November 1941, shorter range aircraft began flying to England via a new R.A.F. base at Goose Bay, Labrador and a British staging post which was established at Reykjavic in Iceland; and single seater fighters flew from Labrador first to American bases in Greenland and then onward via Iceland. A second route, across the South Atlantic, was inaugurated in 1942 from the R.A.F. bases at Nassau in the Bahamas or Darrellís Island in Bermuda via Trinidad, Natal on the extreme eastern coast of Brazil, and Ascension Island, to Accra on the west coast of Africa, whence they were flown to the battle areas in North Africa. A special organization known as Atfero -- Atlantic Ferry Organisation Ė was set up to handle the growing volume of traffic, and this was administered for the Ministry of Aircraft Production by British Overseas Airways Corporation. A "Return Ferry Service" to take the ferry crews back was organized with Liberators, operated sometimes by mixed R.A.F. and B.O.A.C. crews.

At first the aircraft were flown by American civil pilots to the reception centers where they were taken over by Atfero; but later, when American servicemen flew the planes from the factories, they had to be handed over to a military command instead of a civil authority. In July 1941, therefore, Atfero became R.A.F. Ferry Command, an auxiliary of the Royal Air Force, but a mixture of civilian and service personnel continued to work together both in the air and on the ground.

The creation of Atfero of course necessitated the building of new airfields on the western side of the Atlantic. The first was Gander, Newfoundland, which was developed from an existing experimental airfield; and on Gander Lake, about a mile from the airfield, a new seaplane base was built and was first used in June 1941. The next and largest was at Dorval, near Montreal, completed in the Autumn of 1941, which became the main reception center and headquarters of R.A.F. Ferry Command and later of R.A.F. Transport Command. By mid-November 1941 the runways at Goose Bay, Labrador were ready for use. At Boucherville, a few miles north-east of Ottawa, a marine base for flying training and for the dispatch of seaplanes was quickly completed.

In March 1943 the Secretary of State for Air, Sir Archibald Sinclair, announced the establishment of Royal Air Force Transport Command, responsible for controlling the operations of R.A.F Transport squadrons at home, for the reinforcement movements of squadrons between the United Kingdom and overseas theatres, and for the organization and control of strategic air routes for all overseas ferrying organisation, thus absorbing R.A.F. Ferry Command.

The book was compiled and published by order of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, 1962. "The particulars given in the registers of the names have been compiled from information furnished by the Records Offices concerned and by the next-of-kin.

Unied Kingdom

849

Canada

6,371

Australia

115

New Zealand

65

France

1

Norway

4

Poland

8

Germany

127 + 17 Internees

Italy

1 + 2 Internees

Japan

2 Internees


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