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Richard John Newman

In memory of:

Flying Officer Richard John Newman

November 22, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

J/21637

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

419 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Son of Harry Allen Newman, and Margaret Ridley Newman, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Commemorated on Page 198 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

DIEVER GENERAL CEMETERY
Netherlands

Grave Reference:

Plot E. Row 5. Coll. grave 4-7.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Flying Officer Richard John Newman is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flying Officer Richard John Newman 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
  • Grave marker– Grave marker of Richard John Newman at Diever general cemetery, The Netherlands.
  • Photo of John Richard Newman
  • Group Photo
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “F/O J. R. NEWMAN R.C.A.F.” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Photo of RICHARD JOHN NEWMAN– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of Honour– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of Honour– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Crest– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of Honour– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Roll of Honour– In memory of the students from the Vaughan Road Collegiate Institute  (Toronto) who went away to war and did not come home. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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