Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Martin Benedict Leboldus

In memory of
Sergeant
Martin Benedict Leboldus
February 20, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/61333
Age:
23
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
419 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

Born:
February 10, 1921 Vibank, Saskatchewan
Enlistment:
May 1, 1940 Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of John and Regina LeBoldus (1955 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Vibank, Saskatchewan.

Brother of John Anthony and Peter John LeBoldus, who also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. John Anthony died on November 24, 1943. Peter John died on February 13, 1943.

Leboldus Channel connects Leboldus Lake with Frobisher Lake in northwestern Saskatchewan. The Province of Saskatchewan named the Channel after John Anthony and the Lake after Peter John. The Leboldus islands in the lake are named after Martin Benedict.

Commemorated on Page 362 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 255.
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 Martin Leboldus – His mother, Mrs Leboldus was the national Silver Cross mother for 1955.

Submitted  for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of Regina Leboldus – 1955 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother

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