Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald Blair Machum

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Donald Blair Machum

May 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/153082

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Citation(s):

1939 - 1945 Star, Defence Medal, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal with Clasp

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Born:

February 4, 1924
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Enlistment:

February 9, 1942
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of John Ralph and Laura Ada Thompson Machum, of Halifax, Nova Scotia. His brother Ian also died on service; he also had two sisters Gene Elizabeth and Sheila Lauraine Machum

Commemorated on Page 372 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

49. E. 3.

Location:

Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Donald Blair Machum is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Donald Blair Machum is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Donald Blair Machum– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Donald Blair Machum– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Notification of death– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Photo provided by The Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project. Volunteers Mike and Dale Symmonds
  • Family gravemarker– Inscription to the memory of Donald Blair Machum and his brother Ian Thompson Machum on the family grave marker in Camp Hill Cemetery, Halifax Nova Scotia.

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