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Robert Hilliard Chisnell

In memory of:

Sergeant Robert Hilliard Chisnell

August 18, 1943
Wymeswold, Leicestershire, England

Military Service


Service Number:

R/186823

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Citation(s):

Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Bar.

Additional Information


Born:

January 1, 1924
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Enlistment:

August 24, 1942
Winnipeg, Manitoba

Son of William George Hilliard Chisnell and Elizabeth Smith, from St-Vital, Manitoba. William was a flight lieutenant with the Canadian Air Force and served in England in the Second World War.

His brother, Trooper William Norman Chisnell, service No. H-63984, died on August 15, 1944, from injuries sustained near Caen, Normandy, France, while serving with the 7th Reconnaissance Regiment of the Canadian Army.

He was an army cadet as a student, then signalman with the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals – NPAM – service No. H-440328, from September 26, 1941, to July 1942 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served in Canada and Britain. He died accidentally on a night training flight. He had 358 days of service, 64 of which were overseas.

Commemorated on Page 145 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 49.

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.

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  • Photo of Robert Hilliard Chisnell
  • Memorial– Sergeant Robert Hilliard Chisnell is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Robert Hilliard Chisnell 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 Robert Hilliard Chisnell– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • 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.
  • Grave Marker

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