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Joseph Hilarion Charron

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Joseph Hilarion Charron

September 11, 1942
Dortmund, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

R/90686

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Citation(s):

1939-1945 Star, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings.

Additional Information


Born:

December 14, 1920
New Liskeard, Ontario

Enlistment:

May 5, 1941
North Bay, Ontario

Son of Joseph Hilarion Charron and Maude Ethel Taylor, of Mattawa, Ontario.

His father, Joseph Hilarion, served in Canada and Great Britain during the First World War with the 8th Reserve Battalion of the Central Ontario Regiment, service number 3106692, without participating in combat.

He was awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.

He served in Canada and Great Britain. He had 494 days of service, including 196 days overseas.

Commemorated on Page 64 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY
Germany

Grave Reference:

3. B. 12.

Location:

The REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is located 5 km south west of Kleve. From Kleve the cemetery is located, using the Hoffmannallee from the Town Centre, which becomes the Materbornerallee. This road enters Reichswald Forest and becomes the Grunewaldstrasse. Follow direction Gennep, entering Reichswald Forest the cemetery is situated 500 metres on the left. Alternatively from the motorway 57, take exit Kleve/Goch, which leads onto the 9 N road in the direction towards Kleve. After 3 km turn left on to the 504 direction Kranenburg. Reichswald cemetery is clearly signposted on the 504 at cross roads Grunewald. REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY is situated on the Grunewald Strasse direction Kleve on the right, 3 km from cross roads Grunewald.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Joseph Hilarion Charron is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Joseph Hilarion Charron is also 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
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1942. 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

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