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Harvey Edgar Jones

In memory of:

Flying Officer Harvey Edgar Jones

June 6, 1944


Bassenville, France

Military Service


Service Number:

J/12866

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

233 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Citation(s):

Mentioned in Despatches, The London Gazette number 36866, dated 1 January 1945.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

July 1, 1917
Welland, Ontario

Son of Edgar and Charlotte Elizabeth (née McManus) Jones, of St. Catharines, Ontario. Brother of Isobel Wall and Helen Lindsay. Flying Officer Jones held a Bachelor of Commerce. After delivering his load of paratroopers, his plane was hit and he remained behind to ensure that his crew got out of the plane before going down.

Commemorated on Page 348 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RANVILLE WAR CEMETERY
Calvados, France

Grave Reference:

V. F. 13.

Location:

Ranville is best reached by taking the D513 north-eastwards out of Caen, and after about 9 kilometres turning left at Herouvillette. Go north for one kilometre and then turn left into Ranville village. The War Cemetery is on Rue des Airbornes.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of HARVEY EDGAR JONES– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Entry from Torontonensis, University of Toronto's yearbook, 1940, describes Jones' activities and interests.
  • Photo of Harvey Jones– From:  University of Toronto Memorial Book Second World War 1939-1945. 
The book was published by the Soldiers' Tower Committee, University of Toronto.  
Submitted with permission, by Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Toronto Star "Pages of the Past" online
1945 Jan 2, p 13
  • Grave marker

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