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Donald Lloyd Breadner

In memory of:

Flying Officer Donald Lloyd Breadner

November 30, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/43299

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Air Marshall Lloyd Samuel Breadner, C.B., D.S.C., D.F.C. and of Mary Evelyn Breadner (nee Story), of Ottawa.

Commemorated on Page 257 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. 17A. Lot 101

Location:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY contains 98 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in the two veterans plots, where there is also a Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery. The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Donald Breadner– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– This article on PO D L Breadner is from the December 1, 1944 Ottawa Citizen.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– The Memorial was create and installed by Norm & Dan at the crash site on September 21, 2103. The two metal crosses where installed by the Royal Canadian Legion Pugwash, NS.
  • Memorial– Memorial created and installed by Norm & Dan at the crash site on September 21, 2013.
  • Tree– This is a picture of a small tree which grew next to the impact crater of Donald Lloyd Breadner and Kenneth Brian Bennett's crash of Nov.30, 1944. The tree has encapsulated a small piece of the Mosquito, which is now a few feet off the ground. I attached the poppies on November 3, 2011, in memory of those two brave young men who perished there. I hope to erect a permanent memorial in the future.

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