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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald James Gillies

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Donald James Gillies

July 3, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/155552

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of James M. Gillies and Margaret Gillies, of Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 163 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 61. Row C.

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.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Donald James Gillies is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Donald James Gillies 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 Donald Gillies– Submitted for the project: Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Three best buddies leaving Blaine Lake for overseas:  L-R: Katherine Carruther (J.A Bourgeault's fiance), Donald Gillies KIA, Armand Olivier died following farming accident, J.Arthur Bourgeault KIA.

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