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John Halifax Casselman

In memory of:

Sergeant John Halifax Casselman

February 3, 1944
Wyneswold, United Kingdom

Military Service


Service Number:

R/70340

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

#28 Operational Training Unit

Citation(s):

Defense Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and clasp.

Additional Information


Born:

December 13, 1919
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

August 28, 1940
Galt, Ontario

Son of Frederick Casselman and Alice White, of Brockville, Ontario. Husband of Granny Ruth Thompson. Father of Diana Gail Casselman. Frederick served in the First World War with the 38th Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force, service number 410467. He fought in France.

Alice was the widow of Private Sidney Robert Joseph Ablett, service number 4051, killed in action in France on May 25, 1916 while serving with the London Regiment, and mother of Private Robert P. Ablett, who served in the Second World War. He survived the war.

Brother of Gunner Ronald Charles Casselman, who died while serving with the Royal Canadian Artillery.

Commemorated on the Brockville Collegiate Institute and Vocational School Roll of Honour.

Commemorated on the Prince of Wales School Roll of Honor.

Commemorated on Page 269 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY
Berkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Plot I/2. Grave 153.

Location:

Botley is 2 miles west of the city of Oxford in the civil parish of North Hinksey. Leave the Oxford Western bypass (A34) at the Botley interchange and take the exit signposted Oxford A420. At the traffic lights bear left then immediately right into North Hinksey Lane. The entrance to the cemetery is about 200 yards along on the right hand side.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant John Halifax Casselman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant John Halifax Casselman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of John Halifax Casselman– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Halifax Casselman– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Id Card– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Grave marker

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