Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Edwin Gardiner

In memory of
Pilot Officer
John Edwin Gardiner
August 19, 1942
5 miles SE of Dieppe, France

Military Service:

Service Number:
J/8140
Age:
23
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force
Division:
403 Sqdn.
Citation(s):
1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 27 May 1946.

Additional Information:

Born:
July 8, 1919 Lemberg, Saskatchewan
Enlistment:
November 19, 1940 Toronto, Ontario

Son of the Honourable James Garfield Gardiner, M.P., and Christie Violet (nee McEwen) Gardiner, of Ottawa, Ontario. Brother of Florence, James and Violet.

Commemorated on Page 75 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ST. AUBIN-LE-CAUF CHURCHYARD ; Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Reference:
N/A
Location:
St. Aubin-le-Cauf is a village and commune 5.50 miles (9 kilometres) south-east of Dieppe, on the D.l road from Dieppe to Neufchatel-en-Bray. There is a bus service to and from Dieppe. In the churchyard, near the south-west corner of the church, is the joint grave of 2 Canadian airmen.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of John Edwin Gardiner – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of John Edwin Gardiner – Son of the Honourable James Garfield Gardiner, M.P. pictured here. 

Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of John Edwin Gardiner
  • Remembering fallen Canadian Heroes – This is located at a Church cemetery where they are buried.

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