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Ernest Garfield Thornber

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ernest Garfield Thornber

May 3, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/13792

Age:

27

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

487 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Ernest James Thornber and Laura Maude Thornber, of St. Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 220 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Plot 69. Row C. Coll. grave 9.

Location:

The AMSTERDAM NEW EASTERN CEMETERY is in the south-eastern district of Amsterdam on the road to Hilversum and is easily reached by public transport. The British plots are in the south-eastern portion of the cemetery.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of ERNEST GARFIELD THORNBER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ERNEST GARFIELD THORNBER– 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.
  • 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– Photo made by Pieter Schlebaum, The Netherlands.
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Ernest Garfield Thornber 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
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Ernest Garfield Thornber is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens

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