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Wilbert Findley McRae

In memory of:

Regimental Sergeant Major (WO.I) Wilbert Findley McRae

September 26, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.


Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and Military Cross (MC)

Honours and Awards:

Member of the Order of the British Empire

Additional Information

Son of Finley F. and Katherine Jane MacRae, of Campbellton, Restigouche Co., New Brunswick.

Brother of Private Randolph Herbert MacRae, who died on July 2, 1945, while serving with the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, R.C.I.C.

Commemorated on Page 391 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

8. D. 4.


Leubringhen is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, halfway between Calais and Boulogne. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery is in Leubringhen and is situated on the east side of the Calais-Boulogne road, 14 kilometres from Calais. From Calais leave the motorway at junction 9 and turn left onto the N3-E402 toward St Inglevert. Proceed through the village and immediately after, turn first left over motorway bridge and follow the road for approximately 250 metres. The Calais Canadian War Cemetery will be found on the left.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star June 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Inscription for R.S.M. Wilbert F. MCRAE found on his parents' grave marker at Campbellton Rural Cemetery, Campbellton NB, Canada. (Photo credit: Captain (Ret'd) E.L.L. Gaudet, CD)
  • Photo of Wilbert Findley McRae– RSM Wilbert Findley McRae MBE MC
  • Colour Guard– Colour Guard at dad's Ceremony
  • Memorial Plaque– The Plaque inside the Armoury In memory of Wilbert Findley McRae
  • Photo of Wilbert McRae's Son– Son..William McRae...Standing in front of the newly dedicated Armoury in Dad's memory in Campbellton N.B.
  • Web's Wife Donna McRae (Belliveau)
  • Laying A Wreath– Son..Laying wreath on Nov. 11, 1949
  • Photo 2 of Wilbert Findley McRae– The General discusses the Helment with Maj. G.E. Lockwood, RSM Web McRae in background
  • Regimental Crest– Dad's Crest of the North Shore Regiment
  • RSM Web McRae's Warrant
  • Letter re: Lake McRae– Lake McRae
Named after RSM WF McRae
  • Web's Children
  • Photo 2 of Wilbert McRae
  • Photo 3 of Wilbert Findley Mcrae– Picture taken in Campbellton, N.B.
  • Letter– Condolences to Mom from. Ernest h. Green Brigadier. Divisional Commander
  • Web's Children #2– Picture of Web's Sons & Daughters. on the left front..Roslyn & Karen Back row L. Randy Bill Jackie
  • Donna McRae in Ottawa– Donna McRae in Ottawa receiving Web's  
Medals MBE.& M.C
  • Parade– Web On Parade 2nd from left in Campbellton, N.B.
  • Photo of Wilbert McRae & Friends– Web (in shorts)with friends
  • Newspaper Clipping– Article in Paper about Dad's Order of the British Empire
  • Grave Marker– 1st Picture of RSM WF McRae Grave site in Calais Canadian Cemetery, 
plot S, Row D Grave 4
  • Letter– Web's last letter to his Dad
  • Letter– Page 1 0f Dad's last letter to his Dad
  • Letter– Page 2 last letter to his Dad
  • Grave Marker– Nancy McRae, at her Grandfather's Grave site in France
  • Dedication of Armoury– Dedication of Armoury in Campbellton N.B.given Dad's Name..W.F. McRae M.C. M.B.E. Armoury
  • Dedication Ceremonies– Dedication Ceremonies In Campbellton NB. Renaming the Armoury in Dad's honour RSM WF McRae MBE MC Armoury
  • North Shore Regiment Carrier– Dad's dedication Ceremoniies
North Shore Regiment Carrier
  • Wib's Son Bill with wife Claudette

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