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John Bernard Brophy

In memory of:

Lieutenant John Bernard Brophy

December 24, 1916

Military Service




Air Force


Royal Flying Corps


2nd Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of J. B. Brophy, C.E., and Ella Brophy, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 570 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

B. 195.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– The restored headstones of Canadian RFC officers Lt. John Bernard "Don" Brophy and Lt. James Arthur Menzies. Restored by Trent Valley Academy and the Friends of Gainsborough Cemeteries in 2011.
  • Photo of JOHN BERNARD BROPHY– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Honour Roll– From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Grave marker– Headstone of John Bernard Brophy in Gainsborough General Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
Heastone states ¿Canadian Engineers & RFC Killed when flying on duty at Kirton Lindsay"
  • Newspaper Clipping– Lt. John Bernard Brophy is mentioned in this newspaper article regarding deaths in the Royal Flying Corps of men from Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– Page 1 of the Dec. 26, 1916 Ottawa Evening Journal.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Roll of honour– Lisgar Collegiate honour roll
  • Roll of honour– Lisgar Collegiate yearbook 1919
  • War Diary– His WWI diary as an airman was reproduced as a book.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Legion Magazine, gravestone renovation

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