Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Chesley Steeves

In memory of
Sergeant
John Chesley Steeves
July 7, 1941

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/64740
Age:
20
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information:

Born:
November 30, 1920 Elgin, Albert Co., New Brunswick

Son of Chesley Weldon and Greta Evangeline Steeves (1980 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Elgin, Albert Co., New Brunswick.

His brother, Russell Steeves served with the Carleton and York Regiment and he died on October 14, 1945.

Commemorated on Page 45 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD ; Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
Grave Reference:
Grave 26.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Dyce Old Churchyard
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of John Chesley Steeves – Sgt. John Chesley Steeves enlisted in R.C.A.F. at Moncton, NB, in June 1940.  He trained in Regina, Montreal and Ontario. Went overseas on Feb.17, 1941, trained in Scotland, and was stationed at Kinloss as Wireless Air Gunner. He lost his life in a crash over Scotland after enemy engagement July 7, 1941.
  • Elgin War Memorial – Elgin War Memorial
Elgin,Albert County,
New Brunswick
  • Elgin War Memorial
  • Book of Remembrance – Mrs. Steeves was Canada's
"Silver Cross Mother" in 1980.
  • Biography – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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