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Alton James Ryan

In memory of:

Warrant Officer Class II Alton James Ryan

June 24, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


263 (R.A.F.) Sqdn


1939-45 Star, Atlantic Star, War Medal, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Operational Wings awarded posthumously on 28 May 1947.

Additional Information

Born 20 August 1920 in Calgary, Alberta. Son of Arthur Robert Ryan and Mabel A. Ryan, of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Brother of Aylmer Ryan, serving overseas and Mrs. E.S. Trowsdale, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Commemorated on Page 434 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Ille-et-Vilaine, France

Grave Reference:

Row G. Grave 14.


Dinard is 2 kilometres south-west of St Malo. The DINARD ENGLISH CEMETERY is a complete section (No.17) of Dinard New Communal Cemetery, which is one kilometre from the railway station on the Rue de la Croix Guillaume. The total number of war graves is 109, the majority being the graves of casualties from HMS "Charybdis", sunk off the Bord de la Rance on 23 October 1943.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of Alton J. Ryan– LAC Ottawa
  • Grave marker– Temporary grave marker.  LAC Ottawa
  • Letter– Letter to Mr. Ryan about his son's death.  LAC Ottawa
  • Photo of Alton Ryan– Shot down by flak in Typhoon MN524 during an attack on St.Malo harbour, France.

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