Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Freeborne Colville

In memory of
Flight Sergeant
William Freeborne Colville
May 6, 1942
Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Military Service:

Service Number:
R/78383
Age:
25
Force:
Air Force
Unit:
Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information:

Born:
April 29, 1917 Bowmanville, Ontario
Enlistment:
October 23, 1940 Toronto, Ontario

Son of Alexander and Annie Josephine Colville (1966 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Bowmanville, Ontario.

Brother of John and Alexander Colville. John died on August 18, 1944 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force and Alexander died on March 16, 1944 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 65 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
GANDER CEMETERY ; Newfoundland, Canada
Grave Reference:
Plot 3. Row 3. Grave 15.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE – William F. Colville
  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE – From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and 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 – From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Provided by John Stephens
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE – Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker – Photo Courtesy of Gander War Cemetery: A Digital exhibit sponsored by Canada's Digital Collections.

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