Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Ellard Searson

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Ellard Searson

July 25, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/95162

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Joseph Daniel and Bridget Searson, of Douglas, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 439 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BASSU COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Marne, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 3.

Location:

Bassu is a village and commune 28 kilometres south-east of Chalons-sur-Marne and 16 kilometres north-east of Vitry-le-Francois. The cemetery is located about 150 yards down a local road leading off the road from Vitry-le-Francois where it passes through the village. The Commonwealth graves are in the north-west corner of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Ellard Searson – Pilot Officer John Ellard Searson RCAF, was known as "Johnny" to his crew mates in the Phillis Crew, No. 419 "Moose" Squadron. Photo from the collection of the late R.G. MacKinnon, bomb aimer, Phillis Crew.
  • Memorial – Pilot Officer John Ellard Searson is 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
  • Memorial – Pilot Officer John Ellard Searson is commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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