Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Earl Payson Gartley

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Earl Payson Gartley

November 14, 1944

Waters off RCAF Stn Torfino, British Columbia

Military Service


Service Number:

R/93632

Age:

38

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

# 4 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron

Citation(s):

War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

Additional Information


Born:

March 24, 1906
Jacksonville, New Brunswick

Enlistment:

March 25, 1941
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Samuel Earl and Delia Emma (nee Payson) Gartley. Husband of Carolyne Park Bowman Gartley and father of Earl and Vera, of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 313 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA MEMORIAL
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Panel 3. Column 5.

Location:

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.

Digital Collection

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  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Other– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of EARL PAYSON GARTLEY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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