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Michael Desmond MacBrien

In memory of:

Flying Officer Michael Desmond MacBrien

January 6, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

C/1043

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of James H. MacBrien and N. Louise MacBrien. Nephew of Mr. W. A. H. MacBrien, of Toronto.

Commemorated on Page 36 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. 63. Lot 1.

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
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Star January 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Honour roll– In memory of the Ashbury College alumni and staff who gave their lives in Word War I, World War II and the Korean War. Plaque erected in the Ashbury College Chapel, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Toronto Telegram January 1941. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Part 2 of Newspaper clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of MICHAEL DESMOND MACBRIEN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial Stairs– Memorial stair, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Memorial window, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Stained Glass– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2468 Flying Officer Michael Desmond Macbrien (RMC 1935) was the son of Sir James H. MacBrien, Commissioner of the R.C.M.P. and N. Louise MacBrien. He graduated from Ashbury College and entered RMC in 1935, where he was appointed betallion sergeant major of cadets during his last term of 1938-39. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a plane crash in Manitoba on Jan 6, 1941 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario Sec 63 lot 1.
  • Memorial– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2468 Flying Officer Michael Desmond Macbrien (RMC 1935) was the son of Sir James H. MacBrien, Commissioner of the R.C.M.P. and N. Louise MacBrien. He graduated from Ashbury College and entered RMC in 1935, where he was appointed betallion sergeant major of cadets during his last term of 1938-39. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a plane crash in Manitoba on Jan 6, 1941 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario Sec 63 lot 1.
  • Post Card– Memorial Arch at Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario
  • Memorial Doll– Ex-cadets are named on the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario and in memorial stained glass windows to fallen comrades.

2468 Flying Officer Michael Desmond Macbrien (RMC 1935) was the son of Sir James H. MacBrien, Commissioner of the R.C.M.P. and N. Louise MacBrien. He graduated from Ashbury College and entered RMC in 1935, where he was appointed betallion sergeant major of cadets during his last term of 1938-39. He served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He was killed in a plane crash in Manitoba on Jan 6, 1941 at 23 years of age. He was buried in the Beechwood Cemetery in Ottawa, Ontario Sec 63 lot 1.
  • Memorial Arch– Memorial arch, Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario

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