Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William Robert Elcoate

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Air Bomber William Robert Elcoate

January 5, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/24653

Age:

32

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

550 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

November 8, 1912
Whitemouth, Manitoba

Enlistment:

April 1, 1942
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Robert and Ellen Elcoate of High River, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 512 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

2. F. 11.

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.

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  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant Air Bomber William Robert Elcoate is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Lieutenant Air Bomber William Robert Elcoate 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
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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