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Geoffrey Frank Rowe Apps

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Geoffrey Frank Rowe Apps

February 19, 1945

Military Service

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Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


11 Sqdn.

Additional Information


September 15, 1920
Cannington, Ontario

Son of Frank and Violet Ethel Apps, of Cannington, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 491 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 4. Column 2.


The Ottawa Memorial stands on the north-eastern point of Green Island in the City of Ottawa. Overlooking the northern branch of the Twin Falls of the Rideau River, it commands a panoramic view of the Ottawa River and the Gatineau Hills beyond. The Memorial commemorates those of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives while serving in units operating from bases in Canada, the British West Indies and the United States of America, or while training in Canada and the U.S.A., and who have no known graves. The main feature of the Ottawa Memorial is a sculptured terrestrial globe in bronze, 3 metres in diameter, on a base formed by three bronze beavers rising from the centre of an ornamental pool. The globe, of open lattice-work corresponding to the lines of latitude and longitude, on which the land masses are super imposed in low relief, is crowned by the Air Forces emblem of a bronze eagle with outspread wings. Two curved screen walls faced in limestone, bearing cast bronze panels on which the names appear, face inwards towards the globe. They are placed slightly off centre to allow a clear view through the Ottawa Memorial from the central steps on Sussex Drive and from the wide pathway. Two Air Force crest exist in the paving between the screen walls. A dedicatory inscription, in English on one screen wall and in French on the other, is incised in the stonework between the bronze name panels, which reads as follows:
1939 - 1945
In honoured memory of the men and women of the air forces of the British Commonwealth and Empire who gave their lives in Canada, in the United States of America and neighbouring lands and who have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Geoffrey Frank Rowe Apps– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Geoffrey Frank Rowe Apps– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Geoffrey Frank Rowe Apps– Apps, Geoffrey Frank Rowe - Flight Lieutenant.  Born 15th September, 1920, at Cannington, Ont. Educated at Cannington High School and  Uxbridge Upper School. Entered the service of the Bank 2nd July, 1940. Served at Cannington. Enlisted 10th October, 1941, from that branch in R.C.A.F. Pilot Officer 6th November, l942; Flying-Officer 20th December, 1943; Flight Lieutenant in summer of 1944. Trained at Hagetsville, Ont., where he won first prize in athletics and passed his Pilot's examination with high honours. Awarded hockey trophy as member of 11 Squadron's team. Engaged in air operations over Atlantic Ocean under Eastern Coastal Command from August, 1944. Completed one tour of operations and was on his second tour.  Reported missing after flight from Dartmouth, N.S., 19th February, 1945.  Officially presumed dead on 2nd August, 1945. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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