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Joseph Leon Triffle Chartier

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Joseph Leon Triffle Chartier

September 28, 1942
South of Soay, St. Kilda, Scotland

Military Service


Service Number:

R/98891

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

7th (Coastal) OTU (RAF)

Citation(s):

Defense Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

December 18, 1917
St. Louis, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

May 6, 1941
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Son of William Alexander Chartier and Aurélie Babien Légaré, of New Westminster, British Columbia.

Husband of Dorothy May Bell, of Rabbit Lake, Saskatchewan. Father of Ronald Edward, Leon Robert and Elaine Dorothy Chartier.

Brother of Seaman George Louis Chartier, who served With the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve during the Second World War. He survived the war.

He served in Canada and Great Britain. He had 491 days of service, including 233 days overseas.

Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 103.

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 kilometers 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.

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