Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Chester Bruce Gowrie

In memory of:

W.O.II W.Op./Air Gnr. Chester Bruce Gowrie

December 20, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/93201

Age:

28

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

617 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Malcolm Alvery Gowrie and Phyllis Gowrie, of Tramping Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 164 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GOSSELIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Belgium

Grave Reference:

Row 2. Grave 13.

Location:

GOSSELIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY is located 5 km north of Charleroi. Taking the E42 from Mons in the direction of Liege then exit at Gosselies onto the N5 towards Charleroi. 2 Km after this junction lies the third right hand turning towards Brussels. After taking this turning the next right hand turning leads onto the Chaussee de Fleurus, with the cemetery located 50 metres along this road on the left hand side. Visitors should note that this site is restricted to normal cemetery opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– WI II W Op/Air Gunner Chester Bruce Gowrie is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– WI II W Op/Air Gunner Chester Bruce Gowrie is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Chester Bruce Gowrie– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Chester Bruce Gowrie– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Squadron Badge
  • Grave marker
  • Group photo– Chester Gowrie is the second on the right (front row). These are the surviving Canadian members of the Dambuster Raid of May 17, 1943 (RAF 617 squadron).

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