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Gerald Frank Staples

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Gerald Frank Staples

June 13, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


162 (R.A.F.) Squadron

Additional Information

Son of Eben M Staples and Edna Staples; husband of Christina Watt Staples, of Marysville, New Brunswick.

Brother of Pilot Officer Alonzo Irvine Staples who died on December 2, 1944 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 450 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Zetland (Shetland), United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Terrace 7B. Grave 14.


From Sumburgh Airport, take the A 970 to Lerwick (approx 35 miles). Enter Lerwick and follow the signs for Old Port. At the top of the hill that leads down into the Old Port, turn sharp right into Knab Road. The cemetery is situated at the junction of Knab Road and Gressey Loan.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of death registers– Cause of death.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of GERALD FRANK STAPLES– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Notification of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Frederiction War Memorial
  • Inscription

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