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Verne Arthur Joseph Poulin

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Verne Arthur Joseph Poulin

July 2, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/127953

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Arthur and Edna Poulin, of Hamilton; husband of Ruth Poulin, of Ottawa.

Commemorated on Page 204 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

OTTAWA (NOTRE DAME) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Plot 2044. Sec. Z

Location:


The cemetery is located at the north west corner of the intersection of St-Laurent Boulevard and Montreal Road. The cemetery entrance is on Montreal Road.

Visiting Information
The cemetery grounds are open daily for visitation from sunrise to sunset. The on site cemetery office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of VERNE ARTHUR JOSEPH POULIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Verne Arthur Joseph Poulin– Verne Arthur Joseph Poulin 
Tragic circumstances surrounded the death of F/S Verne Arthur Joseph Poulin. He was serving the R.C.A.F. as a flying instructor and on a routine flight on July 3, 1943, near Pendleton, Ont., where he was stationed, was involved in a fatal plane crash. Thus a fine flying career was suddenly ended for the 23-year-old pilot, a son was lost to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Poulin and a husband to his young wife, the former Miss Ruth Ireland, 197 Sydenham St. F/S Poulin came to Brantford in 1937 and lived here only two years but in that time he made a great many friends, attending St. Basil's Church and its C.Y.O. He studied at the Brantford Collegiate Institute and also found time to participate in the school activities. Upon his graduation he was employed at Zeller's Limited in various parts of the Province and for a time was at the local branch store. Enlisting in the R.C.A.F. in August, 1941, he graduated as a pilot the following year. His training was at Valcartier, Moncton, Victoriaville, Goderich, Camp Borden and Arnprior and at all these stations he found opportunities to cultivate his love of the outdoors and his hobby as an amateur photographer. 
source: Brantford Public Library online
  • Album Cover– Album of Honour for Brant County  World War 11 1939 - 1945
Published in 1946 by The Brantford Kinsmen Club and submitted with their permission by Operation Picture Me
  • Biography– Album of Honour for Brant County World War II 1939-1945
Published in 1946 by The Brantford Kinsmen Club and submitted with their permission by Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Vancouver Sun. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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