Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Roland Birchall

In memory of:

W.O.II Navigator Roland Birchall

April 17, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/90351

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

408 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Thomas and Emily Birchall, of St. Thomas, Ontario. His brother Albert also died on service.

Commemorated on Page 136 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LOUPPY-LE-CHATEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY
Meuse, France

Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 3-5.

Location:

Louppy-le-Chateau is a village and commune about 8 miles (13 kilometres) north-west of Bar-le-Duc and nearly 4.5 miles (7 kilometres) north-north-west of Venise a hamlet on the main road (N.394) from Bar-le-Duc to Reims (Marne). The nearest railway station with a reasonable service is Bar-le-Duc, on the Paris to Nancy line, where taxis are available. The cemetery is south-east of the village on the D.35 road to Venise. South of the memorial which stands in the centre of the cemetery are the graves of seven airmen. One belonged to the Royal Air Force and the other six to the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. 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
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– WO II Navigator Roland Birchall is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– WO II Navigator Roland Birchall is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group Photo– Roland (left) and his brother Albert. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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