Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Cyril Nisbet Tingle

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Cyril Nisbet Tingle

November 27, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information

Son of Cyril N. and Beryl McDermott Tingle; husband of Margaret L. Tingle, of Chilliwack, British Columbia. B.A., LL.B.

Commemorated on Page 463 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information

Grave Reference:

1. G. 11.


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.

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  • Attestation Paper (page 1)– Cyril Nisbit Tingle was born at Stettler, Alberta and educated at both public and high schools in Hanna, Alberta. At the University of Alberta he obtained his B.A. and L.L.B. prior to his 21st birthday. A brilliant student, Cyril was the university's Chief Justice's gold medallist in law, and won the Governor General's medal and the Carswall prize. As the recipient of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire scholarship, the fund entitled Cyril to attend London University in England for one year, where he specialized in political economy. On his return to Canada in 1935 he articled with a law firm in Edmonton and then bought a practice at St. Paul, Alberta. He enlisted in the R.C.A.F. after the outbreak of war and following basic training was posted to the Estates Branch in Ottawa. He attended Kingston Military College to study allied military governments of occupied territories. Two years later he joined the Civil Affairs branch in Kingston, Ontario. In August, 1944 he was posted overseas and was attached to the British Second Army as a civil affairs officer. On November 27, 1944, in Belgium, Cyril was a passenger in a car when the driver, having been blinded by oncoming headlights, crashed into the rear end of a parked truck. Following the accident Cyril was taken to 101 British General Hospital where he died. Cyril Tingle was married to Margaret H. Tingle (nee Fraser of St. Paul, Alberta) and had one daughter and two sons. Margaret Tingle lived with their three children on Bole Avenue. 
(A brother, A.M. Tingle, was killed on active service with the RC.A.F. in January 1943. His cousin, L.J. Tingle, was killed in a flying accident at Iceland in March 1944.)
- Courtesy of the Chilliwack Museum and Archives, British Columbia.

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