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John Sven Overland

In memory of:

Sergeant John Sven Overland

December 12, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/270919

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Olav and Gunhild Overland, of Preeceville, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 409 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CHESTER (BLACON) CEMETERY
Cheshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. A. Grave 272.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOHN SVEN OVERLAND– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN SVEN OVERLAND– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Sven Overland– Uncle John Overland in Scottish garb, taken in Saskatchewan.
  • Memorial– Sergeant John Sven Overland is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant John Sven Overland is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave Marker– This photo was taken this summer 2015 when my husband Glen Cook and I went to visit Uncle Johns Gravesite at the Blacon Cemetery in Chester, England.  We also saw other Preeceville, Saskatchewan men that died along side with my uncle, so was happy they were placed together. I decided to dig a little hole and put a Canadian Loonie coin near John's stone, as I was the first of my family to visit the grave and I wanted Uncle John to have a little piece of Canada. RIP xx

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