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John Gordon Welk

In memory of:

Flying Officer John Gordon Welk

January 16, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/36881

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

420 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born 5 January 1922. Son of Mr. Julius Welk and Mrs. Linda (née Taskey) of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Mrs. Joan Budd.

Commemorated on Page 575 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:

16. G. 1.

Location:

Hanover Military Cemetery which adjoins the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY is reached via the A2 E30 motorway from Dortmund to Berlin. At the junction with the B441 turn right onto the B441 and follow signs for Hanover, Ahlem and Seelze. After 7 km turn right onto Seelzestrasse leading towards Harrenburg. After 5 km and having entered Harenburg turn left onto Harenberger Miele. The Hanover Military Cemetery and the HANOVER WAR CEMETERY are located 3 km after leaving Harrenburg in the direction of Hanover.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of JOHN GORDON WELK– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Flying Officer John Gordon Welk is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer John Gordon Welk 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

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