Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Harold Talbot

In memory of
Cadet
James Harold Talbot
April 8, 1917

Military Service:

Service Number:
70005
Age:
23
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Flying Corps

Additional Information:

Son of John and Jessie Talbot, of Dorchester, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 581 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
DORCHESTER UNION CEMETERY ; Ontario, Canada
Grave Reference:
N/A

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of James Harold Talbot – Cadet James Harold Talbot was the first student killed in the history of military aviation in Canada while flight training at Camp Borden, Ontario on Easter Sunday, April 8, 1917.    Cadet Talbot died of injuries sustained in a crash of a Curtiss JN-4 trainer aircraft.  His airplane is said to have struck the ground with such force that upon impact, the engine separated from the rest of the airframe.  The airplane apparently overturned and the student was thrown against the airframe resulting in severe injuries including a fractured skull.  Talbot died 12 hours after the crash in a hospital in Barrie, Ontario.  He was a member of No. 81 Canadian Reserve Squadron, 42 Wing, Royal Flying Corps.
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