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Edmond David Girardot

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Edmond David Girardot

April 18, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

J/15310

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

407 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Francis R. and Jayne Kathryn Girardot, of Toronto, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 76 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:

7. J. 8.

Location:

The town of Nijmegen is 16 km south of Arnhem. JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is 4 km south west of Nijmegen, 1 km south of the main Grave-Nijmegen road. Folowing the A73 exit at the junction Nijmegen Wijchen taking following directions to Nijmegen along the A32b entering Nijmegen on the Graafseweg. On reaching the Industrieterrein a Commission signpost directs visitors to turn left onto the Weg Door Jonkerbos. Shortly after appears a further signpost showing the left hand turning onto Oude Mollenhutseweg. The JONKERBOS WAR CEMETERY is located on 150 metres after entering the Oude Mollenhutseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Group Photo– Edmund David Girardot (2nd from right) with flight crew. 1941. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Telegram
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star March 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star April 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star November 1942. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo courtesy of Frans van Cappellen, The Netherlands
P/O Girardot was pilot of Hudson aircraft AM 878 which was lost in the North Sea while on an anti-shipping operation off the Dutch coast.  
The bodies of F.Sgts E. G. Alexander and D. S. Kennedy were not recovered.  Along with P/O Girardot, two other bodies were recovered and are buried in separate cemeteries in Holland.  They are  P/O R.A.C.Draper and F.Sgt. B. W. Weaver.
(Source:  "They Shall Grow Not Old", published by the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon, Manitoba)

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