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Lloyd Douglas Bennett

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Lloyd Douglas Bennett

October 14, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/188356

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

625 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Frank and Sadie Bennett, of Aylmer, Ontario, Canada. Graduate, College of Pharmacy, (Toronto).

Commemorated on Page 248 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

HARROGATE (STONEFALL) CEMETERY
Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Sec. G. Row A. Grave 12.

Location:

The town cemetery is on the south east side of Harrogate, Yorkshire. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's plot is in the southern part of the cemetery. To reach the cemetery from Harrogate, go along the Harrogate/Wetherby road (A661) to the junction with the A59. The cemetery is signposted at this junction. This cemetery contains war graves of both world wars. The large majority of the war burials occurred during the 1939-45 War. Nearly all are airmen, two-thirds of them belonging to the Canadian forces. Many of these men died in the Military Wing of Harrogate General Hospital. Of the many airfields established in Yorkshire during the War, a number were situated in the vicinity of Harrogate. Such were the R.A.F. station at Harrogate itself, and those at Linton-on-Ouse, Tockwith, Rufforth and Marston Moor. Nearly all the Canadians buried here belonged to No. 6 (R.C.A.F.) Bomber Group, whose headquarters were at Allerton Park. All the stations controlled by this Group were in the area north of Harrogate in the Vale of York, the largest base having its headquarters at Linton-on-Ouse. During the early months of the war a piece of land was set aside by the local authorities for service war burials near the north-west corner of the cemetery. This group of war graves is in Sections 20E and 21E within the northern boundary. In July 1943 the Air Forces Section was opened at the north-eastern corner of the cemetery, where men from airfields in Yorkshire and the north-eastern counties were brought, most of whom died in the great bomber offensive on targets in Germany.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Lloyd Douglas Bennett is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Lloyd Douglas Bennett is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker
  • Photo of Lloyd Bennett
  • The Soldiers' Tower– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were placed in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch West– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “FS L. D. BENNETT R.C.A.F.” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 5 reads:  F/Sgt Lloyd Douglas BENNETT RCAF, 625 Sqn RAF. College of Pharmacy, PhmB 1942.   Killed in operations over Duisberg, Germany, 14 October 1944.   Buried in Stonefall Cemetery, Wetherby Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England.
  • Photo of Bennett Lloyd Douglas– Image of Bennett from Torontonensis, University of Toronto yearbook, 1942.
  • Team Photo– Photograph showing Bennett as member of baseball team for Faculty of Pharmacy. From Torontonensis yearbook 1942.
  • Team Photo– Photograph showing Bennett as member of basketball team for Faculty of Pharmacy.  From Torontonensis yearbook 1942.
  • Team Photo– Photograph showing Bennett as member of lacrosse team for Faculty of Pharmacy.  From Torontonensis yearbook 1942.
  • Team Photo– Photograph showing Bennett as member of soccer team for Faculty of Pharmacy.  From Torontonensis yearbook 1942.

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