Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Anthony Leboldus

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John Anthony Leboldus

November 24, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/155568

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

142 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

October 22, 1922
Yakima, Washington

Enlistment:

February 17, 1942
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of John and Regina LeBoldus (1955 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Vibank, Saskatchewan.

Brother of Martin Benedict and Peter John LeBoldus, who also served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Martin Benedict died on February 20, 1944 and Peter John died on February 13, 1943.

Leboldus Channel connects Leboldus Lake with Frobisher Lake in northwestern Saskatchewan. The Province of Saskatchewan named the Channel after John Anthony and the Lake after Peter John. The Leboldus islands in the lake are named after Martin Benedict.

Commemorated on Page 180 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

Coll. grave I. C. 15-20.

Location:

Exit at the A12 motorway at Genova East and follow the signs for the direction of Genova. The road leads down a steep hill through several tunnels. At the bottom of the hill turn right and follow the road for a short distance alongside the riverbed. Take the first bridge to the left and cross to the opposite side of the river and turn left. Due to the one-way traffic system it is now necessary to cross the river again. Take the first bridge to the left, then turn left at the opposite bank. Take the first right just past a very small bus depot. A large Italian Communal Cemetery is visible on the right. Parking is available outside the Communal Cemetery. Walk through the large entrance gate into the Communal Cemetery and follow the road straight ahead. Signs for "British Cemetery" are seen on the right after approximately 300 metres. Follow the stairway uphill to reach the CWGC Cemtery, which consists of plots on 3 separate levels connected by stairs.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Regina Leboldus– 1955 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Anthony Leboldus is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Anthony Leboldus is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JOHN ANTHONY LEBOLDUS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Photo of JOHN ANTHONY LEBOLDUS– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of John Anthony Leboldus– Submitted  for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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