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John William Warner

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John William Warner

January 28, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/99548

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Charles John and Kate Warner, of London, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 224 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CEUTA (SANTA CATALINA) MUNICIPAL CEMETERY
Spain

Grave Reference:

Patio 1. Row 5. Niche 852.

Location:

Ceuta is a small port on the African coast due south of Gibraltar. It is in Spanish Territory and visas are required to enter the town. It can be reached by daily boat from Gibraltar, or coaches from Tangier and Tetuan. There is one hotel of reasonably good standard. This cemetery, which overlooks the Straits of Gibraltar, is about 5 kilometres due east from Muelle Espana (Wharf), at the foot of Monte Hacho. The road leading to it is called Carrebera San Amaro and an unsurfaced track continues from this road for about 275 metres along the coast to the cemetery standing on a slight rise. The burials are in niches in what are termed 'Patios'. The 1939-1945 War casualties are buried in Patio 1, Row 5. They total 10, and this figure is made up by 3 sailors and 4 airmen belonging to the forces of the United Kingdom; 2 airmen belonging to the Royal Canadian Air Force and 1 airman of the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Instead of a headstone, each grave is marked by a marble tablet shaped to fit the end of the niche, upon which the inscription is carved.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOHN WILLIAM WARNER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Cemetery
  • Photo of John William Warner– In memory of the people of London, Ontario who served during World War II and did not return. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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