Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Frederick Robert Leigh Gates

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman Frederick Robert Leigh Gates

September 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/150018

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

March 1, 1923
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Enlistment:

January 7, 1942
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Frederick Adlard Gates and Edith Winnifred Gates, of Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Commemorated on Page 313 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 19. A. 18-19.

Location:

Rheinberg is 24 kilometres north of Krefeld and 13 kilometres south of Wesel, in the locality of Kamp Lintfort, Nordrhein-Westfal. The cemetery is 3 kilometres south of the centre of the town of Rheinberg on the road to Kamp Lintfort. From the motorway 57, turn off at Rheinberg and at the T junction follow the 510 in the direction Kamp Lintfort. The cemetery is a short way along this road on the right. The site of Rheinberg War Cemetery was chosen in April 1946 by the Army Graves Service for the assembly of Commonwealth graves recovered from numerous German cemeteries in the area. The majority of those now buried in the cemetery were airmen, whose graves were brought in from Dusseldorf, Krefeld, Munchen-Gladbach, Essen, Aachen and Dortmund; 450 graves were from Cologne alone. The men of the other fighting services buried here mostly lost their lives during the battle of the Rhineland, or in the advance from the Rhine to the Elbe. There are now 3,326 Commonwealth servicemen of the Second World War buried or commemorated at Rheinberg War Cemetery. 156 of the burials are unidentified. There are also nine war graves of other nationalities, most of them Polish.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Frederick Robert Leigh Gates– LAC Bob Gates was a Radar Technician and was killed along with 22 other airman over Germany on a flight to Burma
  • Photo of Robert Gates– Robert is remembered in the Prince Edward Island Command's, Royal Canadian Legion Wartime Service Booklet.
  • Document– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker for F.R.L. Gates

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