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William John Blakely

In memory of:

Sergeant William John Blakely

January 3, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/165968

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

405 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of William Welsh Blakely and Aleath Leone Blakely, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 252 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:

Coll. grave 6. G. 2-7.

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

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  • Memorial– Sergeant William John Blakely is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant William John Blakely 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
  • Group Photo– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William with his mother– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– William on right. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM JOHN BLAKELY– 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
  • Graves Report– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Crash Report– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Crash Report– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Crash Report– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of William Blakely– William Blakely 1941

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