Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald James Elliott

In memory of
Flying Officer
Donald James Elliott
January 3, 1944

Military Service:

Service Number:
Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
405 Sqdn.

Additional Information:

Son of Donald David and Dora Ethel Elliott, of Springhill, Cumberland Co., Nova Scotia, Canada; nephew of Miss M. C. Elliott, of Springhill.

Commemorated on Page 299 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Grave Reference:
Coll. grave 6. G. 2-7.
Hanover Military Cemetery which adjoins the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY is reached via the A2 E30 motorway from Dortmund to Berlin. At the junction with the B441 turn right onto the B441 and follow signs for Hanover, Ahlem and Seelze. After 7 km turn right onto Seelzestrasse leading towards Harrenburg. After 5 km and having entered Harenburg turn left onto Harenberger Miele. The Hanover Military Cemetery and the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY are located 3 km after leaving Harrenburg in the direction of Hanover.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Donald James Elliott – Elliott, Donald James - Flying Officer. Born 11th October, 1921, at Sprioghill, N.S. Educated at Springhill High School and Amherst Academy.  Entered the service of the Bank 23rd September, 1938. Served at branches in the Maritime Provinces. Enlisted 7th September, 1940, from Charlottetown,  P.E.I., in R.C.A.F. Sergeant in December, 1942; Pilot Officer in May, 1943; Flying Officer later in 1943.  Overseas in May, 1943. Served with 425 (Alouette) Squadron, R.C.A.F., operating over North Africa and Sicily in summer of 1943. Made over 30 flights as Navigator of Squadron Leader's plane.  Reported killed in air operations on or about 3rd January, 1944, when his plane failed to return from a raid on Berlin. Buried in Wahrenholz Cemetery, County of Gifhorn, in mid-Germany. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

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