Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Hugh Kaye McAvity

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Hugh Kaye McAvity

February 10, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/4884

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

439 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of G. Clifford McAvity and Nita M. McAvity, of Saint John, New Brunswick.

Commemorated on Page 382 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 244.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:
IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Hugh McAvity
  • Biography
  • Memorial Stained Glass– 4138 3 lt. Military figure (1945) stained glass memorial window by Robert McCausland Limited. in the Memorial Chapel at Rothsay Collegiate School, now Rothsay Netherwood School, Rothsay, N.B. 

World War I
Lewis Almon Reay Mackay 
Jasper Boyd Andrews Ralph Markham 
Percy Irving Baker Norman Mungall 
John Samuel Brown Theophilus Henry Oliver 
George Stuart Burchill Lionel Overton Oliver 
John Daniel Brock George Nugent Dickson Otty 
Herbert Montgomery Campbell Franklin Sharp Rankin 
Reginald Herber Hamilton Daniel Earle Markee Scovil 
Frank Russell Fairweather Alexander Seaman 
Arthur Vernon Hatch Hugh Mariner Teed 
James Walter Holly Daniel Lionel Teed 
Charles Edward Kingdon Jones Lawrence Tremaine Wilkinson 
Charles Murray Lawson  

World War II

Leo Campbell Armstrong John Colwell Kitchen 
George Edgar Auld David Maurice Legassick 
Donald Allison Black Ian Fraser Mac Witt 
Charles Corbett Brannen Hugh Kaye McAvity 
Peter George Victor Chandler George Eccles Nixon 
Arthur DeWitt George William Alexander Paterson 
Charles Fawcett Thomas Southall Porter 
Walter William Vassie Foster Walter Allison Prescott 
Duncan Alexander Hewitt Theodore Estabrooks Rising 
Alleyne Russell Hubbard Thomas Medley Kingdon Richards 
Chad Noel Millner Humphrys William Paterson Sprenger 
Victor Yelverton Haines Charles Lester Stevenson 
Ralph Royden Ings Gerradus Marinus Stonner 
Dale Sealy Kent Horace Burpee Tucker 
Arthur Haliburton King  

Korean War

Cyril Harriot
Hugh Meynell
  • Memorial– Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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