Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Clarke Fee

In memory of:

Wing Commander John Clarke Fee

January 17, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

C/773

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

and Bar

Additional Information


Son of Thomas James Fee, and of Margery W. Fee, of St. Williams, Ontario, Canada; husband of Doreen Fee, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 158 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 172.

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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  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Vancouver Sun. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN CLARKE FEE – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping – Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN CLARKE FEE – Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Plaque – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2320 W/C John Clarke Fee DFC (RMC 1933) was the son of Thomas James Fee, and of Margery W. Fee, of St. Williams, Ontario. He was the husband of Doreen Fee, of Calgary, Alberta. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on Jam 17, 1943. His name is listed on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Memorial – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2320 W/C John Clarke Fee DFC (RMC 1933) was the son of Thomas James Fee, and of Margery W. Fee, of St. Williams, Ontario. He was the husband of Doreen Fee, of Calgary, Alberta. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on Jam 17, 1943. His name is listed on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Memorial Stained Glass – Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2320 W/C John Clarke Fee DFC (RMC 1933) was the son of Thomas James Fee, and of Margery W. Fee, of St. Williams, Ontario. He was the husband of Doreen Fee, of Calgary, Alberta. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on Jam 17, 1943. His name is listed on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Memorial – Entrance - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Runnymeade Memorial – 2320 W/C John Clarke Fee DFC (RMC 1933) was the son of Thomas James Fee, and of Margery W. Fee, of St. Williams, Ontario. He was the husband of Doreen Fee, of Calgary, Alberta. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He died on Jam 17, 1943. His name is listed on the Runnymede Memorial in Surrey, United Kingdom.
  • Memorial – Stone of Remembrance - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Panels - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JOHN CLARKE FEE – Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - September 2010 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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