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Gerald Leroy Passmore

In memory of:

Flying Officer Gerald Leroy Passmore

February 2, 1945

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


440 Sqdn.


1939- 1945 Star, France-Germany Star, General Service Medal, Pilots Flying Badge, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings awarded posthumously 4 February 1947.

Additional Information


July 31, 1923
Hensall, Ontario

Son of John and Olive Pearl Passmore of Hensall, Ontario. Flying Officer Passmore enjoyed skiing, hockey, baseball and reading biographies. Brother of Charles Kenneth Thomas, Wilbur Carlos, Lloyd John, Albert Melvin, Robert Alvin George, Betta Pearl and Gladys Loreen.

Nephew of Private Robert Henry Passmore, who died while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment).

Commemorated on Page 553 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information



Grave Reference:

12. D. 16.


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

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  • Documents– Photo of Passmore with documents collage, LAC, Ottawa.
  • Document– Evaluation of Passmore at No. 57 OTU, LAC, Ottawa.
  • Letter– Letter to Mr. Passmore explaining details of son's crash and burial, LAC, Ottawa.
  • Letter– Letter to Mrs. Passmore explaining details of son's crash, LAC, Ottawa.
  • Photo of GERALD LEROY PASSMORE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Gerald Passmore– Gerald Leroy (Mike) Passmore

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