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Harvey Edgar Jones

In memory of:

Flying Officer Harvey Edgar Jones

June 6, 1944
Bassenville, France

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


233 (R.A.F.) Sqdn


Mentioned in Despatches, The London Gazette number 36866, dated 1 January 1945.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


July 1, 1917
Welland, Ontario

Son of Edgar and Charlotte Elizabeth (née McManus) Jones, of St. Catharines, Ontario. Brother of Isobel Wall and Helen Lindsay. Flying Officer Jones held a Bachelor of Commerce. After delivering his load of paratroopers, his plane was hit and he remained behind to ensure that his crew got out of the plane before going down.

Commemorated on Page 348 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

V. F. 13.


Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of HARVEY EDGAR JONES– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Entry from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook, 1940, describes Jones' activities and interests.
  • Memorial Plaque– This outdoor plaque is located at the “Old Vic” building, part of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The decorative motif at the top shows the Victoria University crest, with motto in Latin: “ABEUNT STUDIA IN MORES”. The plaque is inscribed: “THEY WERE VALIANT IN LIFE TRIUMPHANT IN DEATH. ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF THE STUDENTS OF THIS COLLEGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1939-1945. THIS TABLET WAS ERECTED BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS AND DEDICATED OCTOBER 13TH, 1953”. There are 79 names inscribed in bas relief.  Photo:  Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations, University of Toronto.
  • Photo of Harvey Jones– From:  University of Toronto Memorial Book Second World War 1939-1945. 
The book was published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto.  
Submitted with permission, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" online
1945 Jan 2, p 13
  • Grave marker

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