Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Arthur Walker

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant James Arthur Walker

February 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

40768

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force

Division:

31 Sqdn.

Citation(s):

Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1918
Gleichen, Alberta

Son of George Henry and Edith Walker, of Gleichen, Alberta. Brother of George.

Commemorated on Page 608 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SINGAPORE MEMORIAL
Singapore

Grave Reference:

Column 432.

Location:

In the Far East at Singapore, the SINGAPORE MEMORIAL bears, on its columns, the names of over 24,000 soldiers and airmen of the British Commonwealth and Empire who have no known grave. The airmen whose names are inscribed on the Memorial died during operations over the whole of southern and eastern Asia and the surrounding seas and oceans. The SINGAPORE MEMORIAL stands in Kranji War Cemetery. The central avenue of the Cemetery rises gently from the Stone of Remembrance near the entrance, to the Cross of Sacrifice beyond which flights of steps lead to a terrace on top of a hill, on which the Memorial stands. Twelve wide columns bear the name panels and support a flat roof, which gives protection to the inscribed names and shade and shelter to the visitor. Rising through the roof in the centre, to a height of 24 metres, is a great pylon surmounted by a star. On a curved panel at the foot of this pylon are inscribed in English these words:
1939 - 1945 On the walls of this memorial are recorded the names of twenty-four thousand soldiers and airmen of many races united in service to the British Crown who gave their lives in Malaya and neighbouring lands and seas in the air over Southern and Eastern Asia and the Pacific but to whom the fortune of war denied the customary rites accorded to their comrades in death. Kranji War Cemetery is 22 kilometres north of the city of Singapore, on the north side of Singapore Island overlooking the Straits of Johore. It is just off the Singapore-Johore road (Woodlands road) at milestone 13 1/2 and there is a short approach road from the main road. The Cemetery is known locally as Kranji Memorial.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of James Arthur Walker– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Photo of JAMES ARTHUR WALKER– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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