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John Phipps Doncaster

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Phipps Doncaster

June 13, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/6401

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

235 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Purcell Eli Doncaster and Hazel Amanda Ray Doncaster, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; husband of Mary Elizabeth Doncaster.

Commemorated on Page 70 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Coll. grave 2.

Location:

The Cemetery is about 2 kilometres south-east of Rinella, a bay and hamlet opposite Valletta across the mouth of the Grand Harbour and on the southern outskirts of the village of Kalkara. Just before entering Kalkara on the main bus route, the Cemetery is signposted along the road "Triq Santa Liberta" to the street of "Triq San Leonarda" and "Triq Santa Rokku" where the Cemetery is located. On 'Google Maps' this cemetery is indicated as Kalkara Military Cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOHN PHIPPS DONCASTER– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN PHIPPS DONCASTER– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Doncaster– John Doncaster, RCAF, killed in action June 13, 1942 at Gibraltar.
  Photo courtesy of Hillcrest High School - "Stairway of Honour" project.  Eighty-four large portraits of students from the Second World War line both sides of the 55 stairs leading up to the school's auditorium. Most of the portraits have the rank and year of death of the student. Some portraits explain how the soldier died, but many were MIA and presumed dead. Each year, teachers from the grade 10 Canadian History course take their students to the stairway around November 11th to complete a project that deals directly with the pictures on the Stairway of Honour.
  • Photo of JOHN PHIPPS DONCASTER– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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