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Ian Crichton Robbie

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ian Crichton Robbie

August 8, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/17247

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

404 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

March 18, 1921
Edmonton, Alberta

Enlistment:

August 12, 1941
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of John and Jessie Robbie of Edmonton, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 428 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARBATRE CHURCHYARD
Vendee, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 10.

Location:

Barbatre is a village on the island of Noirmoutier, which is situated off the west coast of France and 32 kilometres south of the mouth of the River Loire and 76 kilometres west of La Roche-sur-Yon, the chief town of the Department of Vendee. Barbatre Churchyard is about 2 kilometres from the end of the causeway. The War Graves are to the right of the central crucifix.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of IAN CRICHTON ROBBIE– From the Loyal Edmonton Regimental magazine the Fortyniner.  Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Ian Crichton Robbie
  • Photos of the commemorative ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Photos of the commemorative ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Photos of the commemorative ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Photos of the commemorative ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Photos of the commemorative ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Photos of the commemorative ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Photos of the commemorative ceremony on August 8, 2015, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Memorial– This memorial was unveiled on August 6, 2016 which honours Ian Robbie and Robert Forestell who were killed in a plane crash on August 8, 1944.
  • Wreath Laying Ceremony– On August 6, 2016, Dorothy Robbie, daughter of  Ian Robbie and Daniel Forestell, nephew and godson of Robert Forestell laid a wreath and paid their respects to the airmen.
  • Photo of the commemorative ceremony on August 6, 2016, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Memorial– This memorial was unveiled on August 6, 2016 which honours Ian Robbie and Robert Forestell who were killed in a plane crash on August 8, 1944.
  • Inscription– This memorial was unveiled on August 6, 2016 which honours Ian Robbie and Robert Forestell who were killed in a plane crash on August 8, 1944.
  • Ceremony– Photo of the commemorative ceremony on August 6, 2016, in Barbâtre, Île de Noirmoutier, France.
  • Paying respects– On August 6, 2016, Dorothy Robbie and Daniel Forestell are joined by Co-Presidents of the Relations Internationales  Culture Mémoriel de Barbâtre (R.I.C.M.B) Tony Erceau et Michel Moracchini and paid their respects to the airmen.

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