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Francis Hugh McMullin

In memory of:

Sergeant Francis Hugh McMullin

March 17, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/87749

Age:

34

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

January 12, 1908
Armstrong, British Columbia

Son of Lt.Colonel John Hugh McMullin and Mrs.Ellie May McMullin (Pelly), of Victoria, British Columbia. The family moved to Victoria B.C. where Sgt McMullin attended schools in Oak Bay. His name is inscribed on the War Memorial on Beach Drive, Oak Bay, Victoria, B.C. His airplane crashed into the sea near Redcar, Yorkshire, United Kingdom and his body was not recovered. He was single at the time of his death.

Commemorated on Page 98 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 107.

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 FRANCIS HUGH MCMULLIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper (2)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Evaluation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Birth Certificate– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Francis Hugh McMullin– Frank McMullin, photo taken late 1941 or early 1942 shortly before his plane crashed into the sea near Redcar, Yorkshire.

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