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William Hedley Eager

In memory of:

Flying Officer William Hedley Eager

December 16, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/17626

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Honours and Awards:

Distinguished Flying Cross

Additional Information


Son of Harry Herbert and Johanna Eager, of Norwood, Manitoba, Canada.

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OXFORD (BOTLEY) CEMETERY
Berkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Plot I/2. Grave 124.

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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  • 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 William Hedley Eager is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer William Hedley Eager is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of WILLIAM HEDLEY EAGER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Casualty Notification Form– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM HEDLEY EAGER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Stained Glass Window– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1611 F/L William Hedley Ager (RMC 1921) was the son of Harry Herbert and Johanna Eager, of Norwood, Manitoba, Canada. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He died on Dec 16, 1943 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Oxford (Botley) Cemetery in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1611 F/L William Hedley Ager (RMC 1921) was the son of Harry Herbert and Johanna Eager, of Norwood, Manitoba, Canada. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He died on Dec 16, 1943 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Oxford (Botley) Cemetery in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
  • Plaque– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

1611 F/L William Hedley Ager (RMC 1921) was the son of Harry Herbert and Johanna Eager, of Norwood, Manitoba, Canada. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He died on Dec 16, 1943 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Oxford (Botley) Cemetery in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
  • Grave Marker

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