Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Hubert James Mouland

In memory of
Sergeant
Hubert James Mouland
January 3, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/176899
Age:
19
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
408 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

Son of Adam and Thurza Mouland, of Sydney, Nova Scotia.

Commemorated on Page 400 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL ; Surrey, United Kingdom
Grave Reference:
Panel 256.
Location:
During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:
IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Hubert James Mouland – From the Sydney Academy Memorial booklet, published by the Student's Assembly in memory of former students who served during the Second World War.  The original pictures were supplied by the Sydney Post-Record and the booklet was compiled by Jack Wilcox, class of 1946 and Donald Trivett, class of 1947.
Additional Information courtesy of Floyd Williston:
F/Sgt. Hubert James Mouland, age 19, was killed on January 3, 1944, when his 408 (Moose) Squadron Lancaster-LL631, was shot down near Berlin. While four of the Canadians in his crew bailed out and became POWs, the bodies of Sgt. Mouland, and his skipper, F/S Donald Hilker, of Red Willow, Alberta, were never recovered. Their names are inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Surrey, England.
  • Press Clipping – From a collection of newspaper clippings (album), donated to the Royal Canadian Legion Bernard Croak VC branch 003 by Shirley (Terrio) Green in memory of her mother Olive (Newell) Terrio.
  • Letter from the Sydney Academy
  • Commemorative Album Cover
  • Commemorative Poem
  • Memorial – Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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