Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Jack Rife Beirnes

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Jack Rife Beirnes

June 1, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

C/13458

Age:

30

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

438 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

and Bar

Additional Information


Born:

November 24, 1914
Birtle, Manitoba

Enlistment:

April 13, 1940
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Arthur Appleton Beirnes and Nellie Mellis Beirnes. Husband of Gwendolyn Beirnes, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 494 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Allied Mil. Plot. Row 6. 14.

Location:

Aabenra is in Jutland, on the main road from Germany into Denmark, about 24 kilometres north of the frontier. It is about 105 kilometres from the port of Esbjerg. AABENRAA CEMETERY is on the western side of the town. The 1939-45 Plot is on the left-hand side of the main path towards the rear of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Jack Rife Beirnes
  • Photo of Jack Rife Beirnes – Photo from LAC Ottawa
  • Photo of Jack Rife Beirnes – Photo from The RCAF Overseas The Fifth Year
  • Photo of Jack Rife Beirnes – Photo from The RCAF Overseas
  • Photo of Jack Rife Beirnes – Photo from LAC Ottawa
  • Identitiy Disc – Identity disc from LAC Ottawa.  Envelope still sealed.
  • Letter – Letter from Beirnes
  • Letter – Letter from Ministry of National Defence for Air to Mrs. Beirnes
  • Letter – Letter from Ministry of National Defence for Air to Mrs. Beirnes

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