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Frederick Joseph Matkin

In memory of:

Observer Frederick Joseph Matkin

September 8, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

R/62189

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

106 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Frederick George and Lucy Ellen Matkin, of Victoria, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 37 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 2. C. 15-18.

Location:

Kiel lies 83 kilometres north of Hamburg. From Hamburg visitors should travel north on the Autoroute 7, following signs for Kiel. Leave the A7 at the junction with the A215, still following signs for Kiel. The A215 ends on the outskirts of Kiel. Turn left at the end of the A215 onto the Westring following signs for Olympiazentrum and Flensburg. After 4 kilometres, the Nord Freedhof town cemetery will be seen on the left hand side of the road. The Commission plot is located 100 metres from the main cemetery entrance. Visitors should note that this cemetery is restricted to normal cemetery opening hours.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Observer Frederick Joseph Matkin is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Observer Frederick Joseph Matkin is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Frederick Matkin– Matkin, Frederick Joseph - Flight Sergeant. Born 19th November, 1915, at Morse, Sask. Educated at Shellbrook and Leader, Sask. Entered the service of the Bank 13th November, 1934. Served at Saskatoon and branches in Manitoba.  Enlisted in September, 1939, from Flin Flon, Man. Called to active service in R.C.A.F. 21st June, 1940. Sergeant Pilot in November, 1940; Flight Sergeant 1st September, 1941. Trained at Regina, Sask., Edmonton, Alta., Mossbank, Sask.; and Rivers, Man. Overseas in 1940.  Reported  7th September, 1941 killed after air operations, during his thirteenth flight over enemy territory. Buried in Garrison Cemetery, Kiel, Germany.  His Squadron Leader wrote that he carried out his duties with efficiency and courage, and that he was a navigator in whom his pilot had every confidence.  (Flight Sergeant Matkin was a son of Mr. F. G. Matkin, formerly Manager of the Bank at Leader, Sask.)From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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