Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Leicester James Tingle

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Leicester James Tingle

March 5, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/36247

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Leicester and Martha Tingle, of Villanueva y Geltru, Province of Barcelona, Spain.

Commemorated on Page 463 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

C48. 11.

Location:

Reykjavik is in the south-western part of the island and the REYKJAVIK (FOSSVOGUR)CEMETERY lies south of the town on the road to Hafnarfjordur.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping – Toronto Star "Pages of Past" online archive 1943 Jan 16  p.2
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Leicester Tingle was the nephew of C.N. Tingle, Chilliwack. He was born at Tremp, Lerida, Spain and spent much of his life in the United States. He was educated in Closter, New Jersey and later at Santa Monica, California. Leicester spent several months in Chilliwack, British Columbia in 1942 with his uncle, at which time he became well known to many local residents. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F. from Chilliwack and was trained in Vancouver and Edmonton as a pilot. Posted to 45 Air Transport Group of Ferry Command, he was killed when the Dakota aircraft he was flying crashed at Meeks Field, Iceland March 5, 1944. 
Leicester's cousins, A.M. Tingle and C.N. Tingle were also killed when serving with the R.C.A.F.
- Information courtesy of the Chilliwack BC Museum and Archives.
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