Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Grenville Gordon Stanley

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Grenville Gordon Stanley

March 2, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:
J/17008
Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

76 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Frederick Malvin Stanley and Susan Jane Stanley, of Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 216 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

II. G. 23.

Location:

Antwerp lies 57 Km north of Brussels on the E19 and 59 km north east of Gent on the E17 motorway. The cemetery itself is located in Wilrijk, a suburb of Antwerp. From the Bistplein in front of the railway station in Wilrijk follow the Kleinsteenweg for 300 M until you arrive at the ring road. Turn right and follow the ring road for 100 M to the first set of traffic lights and turn left. Go under the flyover and continue straight on over the dual carrageway into Jules Moretus Lei. Follow this street for 1 kilometre and the entrance to the Municipal Cemetery is on your left. After entering the cemetery follow the Commission signs to the three Commission plots at the far end of the cemetery. Alternatively ask for their location at the office within the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Grenville Gordon Stanley
  • Photo 2 of Grenville Gordon Stanley
  • Silver Cross – Silver Cross given to Stanley's mother after his death.
  • Letter dated 3 March 1943
  • Letter dated 7 November 1946
  • Letter dated 11 July 1947
  • Letter dated 7 December 1948
  • Cemetery Entrance – Entrance … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cross of Sacrifice – Cross of Sacrifice located in Plots 4 and 4A … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery – View of Plot 3 … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker
  • Grave Marker – Grave marker … Schoonselhof Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Pilot Officer Grenville Gordon Stanley is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial – Pilot Officer Grenville Gordon Stanley 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

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