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Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Gordon Holmes

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John Gordon Holmes

July 7, 1942

Military Service


Service Number:

R/68171

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Commemorated on Page 82 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

UPAVON CHURCH CEMETERY
Wiltshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Row C. Grave 4.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Gordon Holmes is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Gordon Holmes 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
  • Photo of John Gordon Holmes– Graduated as a Wireless Air Gunner at the Final Bombing and Gunnery School in May 1941 and arrived in England in June. His Wellinton bomber of #419 Moose Squadron was returning from a mine laying mission to Lorient, France when it crashed in bad weather.

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