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Donald Archibald Blue

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Donald Archibald Blue

May 6, 1942
Wellesbourne, England

Military Service


Service Number:

R/54195

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

#20 Operational Training Unit

Citation(s):

Defence Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, War Medal 1939-45.

Additional Information


Born:

June 27, 1920
Montreal, Quebec

Enlistment:

July 18, 1940
Ottawa, Ontario

Son of Walter Edward and Maude Deacon (nee Rankin) Blue, of Ottawa, Ontario. As a former member of The Royal Ottawa Golf Club, Aylmer, Quebec; Sergeant Blue is commemorated on a plaque in the entrance to the club.

Commemorated on Page 59 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

STRATFORD-UPON-AVON CEMETERY
Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Grave 4180.

Location:

Startford-Upon-Avon Cemetery contains 22 First World War burials, made mainly from the hospital at Clopton House. During the Second World War, there was a contingent of the Royal Canadian Air Force based at nearby Wellesboune Mountford and of the 137 Second World War burials (most of them forming a war graves plot), 97 are of Canadian airmen. The cemetery also contains 15 war graves of other nationalities.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Donald Archibald Blue is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant Donald Archibald Blue 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
  • Honour roll– In memory of the Ashbury College alumni and staff who gave their lives in Word War I, World War II and the Korean War. Plaque erected in the Ashbury College Chapel, 362 Mariposa Avenue, Ottawa
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Charlottetown PEI newspaper The Guardian. 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
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Press Clipping
  • The Royal Ottawa Golf Club plaque– The Royal Ottawa Golf Club honoured its former members who gave their lives in wartime, by erecting a plaque in the lobby.
  • Memorial– A memorial tablet at St Andrew's Church in Ottawa is dedicated to the members of the Congregation whose lives were sacrificed in World War II.
  • Grave marker– Photo provided by The Commonwealth Roll of Honour Project. Volunteer Henry Drury

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