Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Riley Milne

In memory of:

Pilot Officer John Riley Milne

May 1, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/41805

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Frank and Eva Maud Milne, of Sherbrooke.

Commemorated on Page 395 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

SHERBROOKE (ELMWOOD) CEMETERY
Quebec, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. D. Lot 103. Grave 2.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of JOHN RILEY MILNE– 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
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Discharge certificate– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Riley Milne– This photograph and an accompanying article appeared in The Globe And Mail newspaper on Tuesday, 11 November 2003. The touching article, called "He was the world to someone", was written by Jonathan Vance. Circa 1973, when he was a young boy, Vance found this unidentified photograph in the bottom of a box of old books at a church rummage sale; he paid $0.10 for it.
Subsequently, a letter to the editor appeared in the same newspaper identifying the young airman in the picture as being John Riley Milne.  It was from his sister, Joan (Milne) Brett who was living in Morris Island, Nova Scotia, at that time.  She wrote that her brother had been flying a Hurricane in a low-level training exercise in Bagotville, Quebec, when he had been killed.

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