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Kenneth Freeland Sage

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Freeland Sage

December 24, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:



Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


439 Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of Elmer Freeland and Olive Edna Sage of London, Ontario.

Husband to Iris Irene Sage (nee Tilley) of Chatham Ontario. Father of Lynne Louise Sage.

Commemorated on Page 435 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

VIII. F. 11.


HOTTON WAR CEMETERY is located 58 km south east of Namur. From Namur the N4 leads onto the town of Marche-en-Famenne. From Marche-en-Famenne, the N86 leads towards Hotton. On reaching Hotton, the cemetery is located 500 metres on the N86 towards Menil.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of KENNETH FREELAND SAGE– Collage of photos and ID card.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Document– Letter outlining circumstances of Sage's crash. LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of Kenneth Freeland Sage– Flying Officer Kenneth Freeland Sage.
  • Photo of Kenneth Freeland Sage– Enlisted October 1939, and trained as a Pilot. He served with #135 Squadron in British Columbia. When posted to England, he flew with #439 City of Westmount Squadron. While based in Holland he was ordered to attack fortified positions ahead of the advancing armies. On December 24, 1944 his Typhoon fighter-bomber was hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed.
  • Photo of Kenneth Freeland Sage– Image taken from the photo album of Flight Lieutenant Walter Neil Dove a Spitfire pilot with RCAF No. 403 Squadron.
This picture was taken at No. 61 O.T.U. in Rednal, England in September 1944.

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