Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leslie Sydney Ford

In memory of
Wing Commander
Leslie Sydney Ford
June 4, 1943

Military Service:

Service Number:
Air Force
Royal Canadian Air Force
402 City of Winnipeg Squadron
Honours and Awards:
Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar

Additional Information:

Son of Dr. Theodore Rupert Ford and Margaret Irene Ford, of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. B.A.

Wing Commander Ford was an ace, he was credited with destroying six enemy aircraft. He was killed when his Spitfire aircraft # AA980 was shot down in the sea off Holland.

Commemorated on Page 160 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Grave Reference:
Grave 63.
Vlieland is one of the Frisian Islands lying off the north coast of Holland, and is connected with the mainland at Harlingen by ferry boat from its main village and port, Oostvlieland. The VLIELAND GENERAL CEMETERY is on the north-western outskirts of Oostvlieland, about 1 kilometre from the quay. Most of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth graves are in one prominently sited plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial stained glass window – Photo taken by LCol Black, of a memorial stained glass window for Wing Commander Ford in Trinity Church, Liverpool, N.S.
  • Inscription – Close-up view of the memorial inscription.
  • Photo of Leslie Sydney Ford – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Group Photo – Leslie Ford at right. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave marker
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery
  • Grave marker

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