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John Chesley Steeves

In memory of:

Sergeant John Chesley Steeves

July 7, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

R/64740

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

November 30, 1920
Elgin, Albert Co., New Brunswick

Son of Chesley Weldon and Greta Evangeline Steeves (1980 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Elgin, Albert Co., New Brunswick.

His brother, Russell Steeves served with the Carleton and York Regiment and he died on October 14, 1945.

Commemorated on Page 45 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 26.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of John Chesley Steeves– Sgt. John Chesley Steeves enlisted in R.C.A.F. at Moncton, NB, in June 1940.  He trained in Regina, Montreal and Ontario. Went overseas on Feb.17, 1941, trained in Scotland, and was stationed at Kinloss as Wireless Air Gunner. He lost his life in a crash over Scotland after enemy engagement July 7, 1941.
  • Grave Marker
  • Dyce Old Churchyard
  • Cross of Sacrifice
  • Elgin War Memorial– Elgin War Memorial
Elgin,Albert County,
New Brunswick
  • Elgin War Memorial
  • Book of Remembrance– Mrs. Steeves was Canada's
"Silver Cross Mother" in 1980.
  • Biography– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Sergeant John Chesley Steeves is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant John Chesley Steeves 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

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