Canadian Virtual War Memorial

James Chrystall Wernham

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant James Chrystall Wernham

March 30, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:
J/6144
Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Squadron

Citation(s):

1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

October 15, 1917 Gourock, Scotland

Enlistment:

October 10, 1940 Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of James C. Wernham and Flora (nee Murray) Wernham, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He was one of six Canadian airmen shot after being recaptured during an escape from Stalag Luft 3.

Commemorated on Page 475 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

8. C. 2.

Location:

Poznan (or Posen), which is the capital of the Province of the same name, is a cathedral city on the River Wanta. The POZNAN OLD GARRISON CEMETERY is on the northern side of the town.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of James Wernham – Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping – In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Memorial – Entrance to  Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – The Canadians - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Near the exit of Tunnel Harry - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Garden - The plaque under the cross reads "Erected by the Prisoners of War of the allied air forces in honoured memory of their comrades who died at Stalag Luft 3 during the war AD 1939-1945 Per Ardua ad Astra" ... Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Memorial Stone - Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Flight Lieutenant James Chrystall Wernham is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Flight Lieutenant James Chrystall Wernham 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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