Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Robert Tilton Heeney

In memory of
Flying Officer
Robert Tilton Heeney
August 9, 1943

Military Service:

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

Additional Information:

Son of Robert John and Margaret Heeney (1954 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Ottawa, Ontario.

His brother, Cecil Heeney died on December 29, 1941 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 169 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Grave Reference:
Plot 11. Row C. Grave 20.
Boulogne-sur-Mer is a large Channel port. Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, one of the town cemeteries, lies in the district of St Martin Boulogne, just beyond the eastern (Chateau) corner of the Citadel (Haute-Ville).

The cemetery is a large civil cemetery, split in two by the Rue de Dringhen, just south of the main road (RN42) to St Omer. The Commonwealth War Graves plot is located down the western edge of the southern section of the cemetery, with an entrance in the Rue de Dringhen. Unusually, the headstones are laid flat in this cemetery. This is due to the sandy soil. Car parking is available along the Rue de Dringhen.

Visiting Information
This Cemetery is open 7 days a week, all year round.
From 1 October to 15 March: 08.00 - 18.00
From 16 March to 30 September: 08.00 - 19.00

Wheelchair access to this cemetery is possible with some difficulty. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on telephone number 01628 507200.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Mrs Margaret Heeney Silver Cross Mother 1954. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial – Flying Officer ROBERT TILTON HEENEY died on August 9, 1943 and was buried at BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.  There is an inscription to his memory, and the memory of his brother, Corporal CECIL GEORGE HEENEY, Royal Canadian Air Force, on the family grave marker in Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.  Cecil died on December 29, 1941 and is commemorated OTTAWA MEMORIAL, Ottawa, Ontario as he has no known grave.
  • Memorial – Flying Officer ROBERT TILTON HEENEY and his brother Corporal CECIL GEORGE HEENEY are two of the seven men, all serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, who were killed in the Second World War, who are commemorated on this plaque in Knox Presbyterian Church in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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