Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leo John Labarge

In memory of
Flight Sergeant
Leo John Labarge
September 30, 1942

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/54491
Age:
20
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
148 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information:

Born:
January 3, 1922 Ottawa, Ontario
Enlistment:
September 6, 1940 Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Charles Henry and Martha T. Labarge (1947 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Ottawa, Ontario.

His brother Bernard Henry Labarge was killed in action on March 12, 1943 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 88 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY , Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
Grave Reference:
4. D. 8.
Location:
KNIGHTSBRIDGE WAR CEMETERY is 25 kilometres west of Tobruk, in open country south of the main road from Tobruk to Derna and Benghazi.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Mrs Martha Labarge Silver Cross Mother 1947. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of Leo Bernard Labarge - 1940 – Flight Sergeant Leo Labarge was two years younger than his brother Bernard and was known as a young air gunner with a great sense of humour and adventure. He was shot down on the 30th day of September 1942 near Trigh Capuzzo, Lybia and was buried there by German forces. His body was not discovered until March 1943 and news of his death was confirmed to his mother during the same week as the death of her older son, Pilot/Officer Bernard Labarge. Flight Sergeant Leo Labarge was with the 148th Squadron and is buried at the Knightsbridge War Cemetery, 25 kilometres west of Tobruk, in open country south of the main road from Tobruk to Derna and Benghazi.
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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