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Henry Glen Boissevain

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Henry Glen Boissevain

April 23, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/87272

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

433 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

November 26, 1920
Strathmore, Alberta

Enlistment:

August 5, 1941
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Henry Telfer Boissevain and Rita Mary Boissevain, of Strathmore, Alberta.

Commemorated on Page 253 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave 5. E. 19-25.

Location:

HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located 30 km from Brussels and 3 km south of Leuven. Turn left out of Leuven railway station onto the Tiensevest(ring road R 23). Follow the Tiensevest through the junctions Tiensepoort and Parkpoort and along the Naamsepoort. Turn left at the Naamsepoort onto the Naamsesteenweg (N251) signposted Namen, Waver & Heverlee. Continue until you cross the railway line at Heverlee and take the first left turn into the Hertogstraat. Follow Hertogstraat to the end and turn right at the Sport Hall onto the Kerpelstraat. Continue down the Kerpelstraat until you come to a crossroads at which the HEVERLEE WAR CEMETERY is located.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Henry Glen Boissevain is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Pilot Officer Henry Glen Boissevain is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of HENRY GLEN BOISSEVAIN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Ceremony– On November 11 2004, local people of the village held a ceremony for the unveiling of a plaque to the RCAF crew of a Halifax
bomber aircraft which was shot down over Belgium on the night of 22
April 1944.
  • Memorial
  • Memorial Plaque
  • Photo of Henry Glen Boissevain– Memorabilia
  • Service Recognition– HENRY GLEN BOISSEVAIN, service recognition.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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