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Ronald Clark East

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ronald Clark East

July 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/8202

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

420 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

May 31, 1922
Rapid City, Manitoba

Enlistment:

March 8, 1941

Son of Thomas Harold and Dorothy Margaret East, of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Brother of Laurence, Thomas, Mary and Dorothy East.

Commemorated on Page 156 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave XVII. D. 1-10.

Location:

CASSINO WAR CEMETERY lies in the Commune of Cassino, Province of Frosinone, 139 kilometres south-east of Rome. It is situated in the valley of the River Liri immediately below the southern spurs of the central Apennines. Above it at a distance of one kilometre is the dominating hill on which stands the Abbey of Monte Cassino, founded by St. Benedict in the year 529 on the site of an ancient temple of Apollo. If approaching the CASSINO WAR CEMETERY by road, follow the Highway A2 from Rome to Naples and leave it at the Cassino exit. After passing the pay booths, follow the sign for Cassino. At the traffic lights, after a block of flats, turn right towards the locality of S. Angelo and the CWGC signs will then be seen.

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– Flying Officer Ronald Clark East is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Ronald Clark East is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of RONALD CLARK EAST– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Circumstances of Death– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me.
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Keith Boswell, England.
The following Canadian crew members of 420 Sqdn were killed when their Wellington crashed in Italy.
F/O (P) Ronald Clark East, age 21, from Winnipeg , MB
F/O (N) James Adam Witherbee Melrose, age 32, from Dunnville, ON
F.O (BA) Lloyd  Henry  Walton, age 22, from Sault Ste. Marie, ON
F/O (WAG)  Ernest  Borden McCutcheon, age 25, from Barrie, ON

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