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Ross Whaley Keller

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ross Whaley Keller

January 1, 1945

Military Service


Service Number:

J/37649

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

438 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Albert George and Rebecca J. M. Keller, of Durham, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 529 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

XV. D. 5.

Location:

Groesbeek is located 10 km south east of the town of Nijmegen and close to the German frontier. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is 3 km north of the village and 1500 metres east of the main road to Nijmegen. On leaving the A73 motorway at the junction Overasselt Mook Groesbeek follow directions to Mook. Follow direction signs towards Mook War cemetery. After passing Mook War cemetery continue to the village of Groesbeek to a set of traffic lights. Turn left at the lights onto Dorpstraat passing through Groesbeek. The road name then changes to Molenweg. A Commonwealth War Graves Commission direction sign indicates the right hand turning from Molenweg onto the Zeven Heuvelenweg. The Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery is located on the right hand side, about 1 km after entering this road. On the Memorial in the Canadian War Cemetery at Groesbeek are inscribed the following words:
Pro amicis mortui amicis vivimus, We live in the hearts of friends for whom we died.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Circumstances of Death– Circumstances of the crash, LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of ROSS WHALEY KELLER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of ROSS WHALEY KELLER– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ross Keller– Keller, Ross Whaley - Flying Officer, Born 18th February, 1922, in Egremont Township, Ont. Educated at Egremont & Normanby Public School and Durham High School. Entered the service of the Bank 1st March, 1940, Served at Durham, Ont. Enlisted 5th August, 1942, from that branch in R.C.A.F. Pilot Officer 29th October, 1943; Flying Officer 29th April, 1944. Trained at Hamilton, Ont., Lachine, Mont Joli, Victoriaville, Cap-dc-la-Madeleine and St, Hubert, Que., graduating with honours from the last-named school, Served at Bagotville, Que. Overseas in May, 1944. Served in British Isles and Holland, going to Holland 26th October, 1944. Killed on active service 1st January, 1945. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Memorial– This cenotaph is located in the Town of Durham, Ontario.

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