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David Francis Rouleau

In memory of:

Pilot Officer David Francis Rouleau

June 3, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15348

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

131 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 26, 1918
Ottawa, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 20, 1940
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Honore G. and Gertrude H. Rouleau of Ottawa, Ontario.

Pilot Officer Rouleau was a graduate of Lisgar Collegiate in Ottawa and went on to earn a B.A. from Trinity College, in Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on the Pilot Officer David Rouleau Plaque.

Commemorated on Page 111 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MALTA MEMORIAL
Malta

Grave Reference:

Panel 4, Column 2.

Location:

The MALTA MEMORIAL is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands outside the King's Gate, the main entrance to Valletta. The Memorial takes the form of a column fifteen metres high of travertine marble from Tivoli in the Sabine Hills near Rome, incised with a a light reticulated pattern and surmounted by a gilded bronze eagle two metres high. The column stands on a circular base around which the names are commemorated on bronze panels. The MALTA MEMORIAL, built on a site generously provided by the Government of Malta, commemorates those who lost their lives whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The bravery of the people of the island of Malta between the years 1940 - 1942 was honoured with the unique award of the George Cross.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of David Francis Rouleau– David at No. 2 SFTS Uplands on Graduation.
  • Photo of David Francis Rouleau– David gets his wings
  • Photo of David Francis Rouleau– Day of wings parade
  • Photo of David Francis Rouleau– First flight at No 13 EFTS St. Eugene Ontario.
  • Group Photo– With flying instructor at No 13 EFTS St. Eugene Ontario.
  • Telegram– Telegram received by his mother Gertrude
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article from the Ottawa Citizen — David in England and getting on
  • Memorial– This stone stele is located in the chapel of Trinity College in the University of Toronto. “AS DYING AND BEHOLD WE LIVE”, “TO THE MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THIS COLLEGE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE TWO GREAT WARS”.  Photo:  Mana Sadeghipour, courtesy of Alumni Relations, University of Toronto.
  • Photo of David Francis Rouleau– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of David Francis Rouleau– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
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