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Samuel Richard Balden

In memory of:

Observer Samuel Richard Balden

May 15, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/8602

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

407 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 22, 1912
Chigasaki, Japan

Enlistment:

October 6, 1941

Son of William Fisher Balden and Elizabeth Balden.

Commemorated on Page 56 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:

3. F. 3.

Location:

Sage is a village 24 km south of Oldenburg, a town 43 km west of Bremen and 28 km north of the main road from Bremen to Holland. The cemetery lies 2 km south of the village on the west side of the road to Osnabruck. From the A1 Bremen/Munster motorway visitors should leave at the Wildeshousen Nord junction and take 213 following signs for Alhorn and Oldenburg. After 8 km and immediately after the village of Alhorn turn right at the roundabout and follow signs for Oldenburg along the Oldenburgerstrasse. The cemetery lies on the left hand side of the road 4 km from Alhorn.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Samuel Balden– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
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