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James Davidson Allan

In memory of:

Flying Officer James Davidson Allan

January 20, 1945
Inwood, Ontario

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information

Son of Samuel and Catherine Allan, of Toronto, Ontario. Husband of Evelyn Jean Allan, of St. Thomas, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 490 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. J. Lot 137.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “F/O J. D. ALLAN R.C.A.F.” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 1 reads: F/O James Davidson ALLAN  4 B & GS, RCAF.  Former student in Victoria College, Arts, 1940-42.  Killed in a flying accident south of Inwood, Ontario, 20 January 1945.  Buried in the Pine Hills Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Memorial Plaque– This outdoor plaque is located at Victoria College, part of  Victoria University in the University of Toronto. “They were valiant in life and triumphant in death. (Victoria University Crest: Abeunt studia in mores.) Erected to the memory of the students of this college who gave their lives in the Great War 1939-1945. This tablet was erected by the Board of Regents and Dedicated October 13th, 1953”. Among the 79 names inscribed is that of: “James Davidson Allan”.  Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Photo of James Davidson Allan– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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