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Alexander Barr

In memory of:

Flying Officer Alexander Barr

October 14, 1944
Vicinity of Alphen, Netherlands

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


263 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


April 10, 1920
Stoney Creek, Ontario


July 31, 1941
Hamilton, Ontario

Son of Alexander and Jean Barr, of Hamilton, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 243 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

6. E. 9.


BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY is located 39 Km north west of Antwerp and 19 Km after passing the Border into the Netherlands. The N11 connects Antwerp to Bergen op Zoom via Kapellen, Pulte, Hoogerheide and finally on to Bergen op Zoom. On reaching Bergen op Zoom railway station turn right onto the Stationsplein and after 200 M turn right onto the Bredastraat. Follow this road for 500 M where it becomes Wouwsestraatweg and carry straight on for 2.5 kilometres. The street name has now changed to the Ruytershoveweg and the BERGEN-OP-ZOOM CANADIAN WAR CEMETERY can be found on the left of this street. Steps into cemetery (not suitable for wheelchairs).

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Alexander Barr– LAC, Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter from Mrs. Barr Page 1, LAC, Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter from Mrs. Barr Page 2, LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of "Sandy" Barr– Bagotville.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Document– Information and details about crash. LAC, Ottawa
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram October 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram September 1945. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Alexander Barr– Seen in December 1943/January 1944 at RAF Warmwell, Dorset, England

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