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Edmond William John Gilson

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Edmond William John Gilson

August 28, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/76533

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

15 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 76 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

MESMONT CHURCHYARD
Ardennes, France

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 12.

Location:

Mesmont is a village and commune just over 18 miles (29 kilometres) south-west of Mezieres and about 8 miles (13 kilometres) north of Rethel. It lies 1.25 miles north-west of the main road (N.385) from Rethel to Signy L'Abbaye. The nearest railway station is Rethel on the Paris-Luxembourg line, where taxis are available to supplement the poor bus service between Rethel and Mesmont. In the churchyard, near the south-eastern corner, are the graves of seven airmen. Five of them belonged to the Royal Air Force and two to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Edmond William John Gilson is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Warrant Officer Class II Edmond William John Gilson 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
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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