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John Balfour Gray

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John Balfour Gray

February 27, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/58225

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

144 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Born:

January 21, 1922
Trail, British Columbia

Enlistment:

June 28, 1940
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of John Balfour and Wilhelmina Gray (1969 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Nelson, British Columbia. Brother of Phyllis Gray-Gautschi of Nelson, British Columbia.

Brother of Phyllis Gray-Gautschi of Nelson, British Columbia.

His brother Lieutenant Robert Hampton Gray was killed in action on August 9, 1945 while serving with the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve. He was awarded the Victoria Cross posthumously for his actions on August 9, 1945.

Commemorated on Page 77 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DONCASTER (ROSE HILL) CEMETERY
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. G. Grave 63.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Balfour Gray is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Balfour Gray is also 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
  • Photo of John Balfour Gray

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