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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Melvin Arnold Backstrom

In memory of:

Aircraftman 1st Class Melvin Arnold Backstrom

May 16, 1944
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


January 10, 1925
Edmonton, Alberta


September 13, 1943
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Albert and Milda Backstrom, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 241 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Block 135. Grave 5.


During the 1939-1945 War, Canadian Infantry troops were stationed at Edmonton. No.13 Vocational Training School was set up and the airfield formed a link in the North-West Staging Route. Most of the war graves lie in Blocks 206 and 208. The cemetery also contains a Cross of Sacrifice. There are now 5 First World War and over 70 Second World War casualties commemorated in this site.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Melvin Backstrom– military photo circa 1943

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