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Henry Westbrook Blackwell

In memory of:

Sergeant Henry Westbrook Blackwell

November 26, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

R/80013

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 24 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

KINLOSS ABBEY BURIAL GROUND
Moray, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 20. Row A.

Location:

Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground, is half a mile north-west of Kinloss railway station between Kinloss and Findhorn Bay. The burial ground contains the ruins of an abbey founded by David I in the year 1150. There was a Royal Air Force Training Station at Kinloss aerodrome during the 1939-1945 War. During the early part of the 1939-1945 War a special plot was set aside for service war burials, and all but three of the war graves are in this plot. A Cross of Sacrifice is erected at the far end of the plot overlooking the graves.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • 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.
  • Photo of Henry Westbrook Blackwell– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Sergeant Henry Westbrook Blackwell is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Sergeant Henry Westbrook Blackwell 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
  • Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground
  • Memorial
  • Inscription
  • Grave Marker
  • Photo of Henry Westbrook Blackwell– Cecil Pittman travelled with the Royal Winnipeg Riffles Association
when they participated in the 40th Anniversary of the D day
tour to the Normandy beaches (Juno Beach) in 1984, the Royal
Winnipeg Riffles "pilgrimage" tour in 1989, the year the memorial
was unveiled in the little village of Audrieu and the Royal Winnipeg
Riffles 50th Anniversary tour in 1994. He also attended the unveiling
ceremonies of the Juno Beach Memorial located in Normandy,
France in June of 2003.

Mr. Pittman has researched information through the National
Archives, military histories, former veterans and from any other
materials he can locate. In 2002, he completed 104 stories for the
Manitoba Geographical Names Program (Lakes, Rivers, Islands,
etc are named after Manitoba's world War II and the Korean
Conflict casualties) Several soldier's photo from his collection
were included with these stories in the Map Branch's publication
"A Place of Honour".

(Notes taken from the Cecil Pittman's photo collection)
  • Biography

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