Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Thomas Douglas Shellshear

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Thomas Douglas Shellshear

October 25, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

J/5500

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Thomas and Alice Shellshear, of Vancouver.

Commemorated on Page 44 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

VANCOUVER (MOUNTAIN VIEW) CEMETERY
British Columbia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Block 26. Plot 41 Lot 14.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave of J-5500 Pilot Officer Thomas Douglas Shellshear who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Born in Vancouver BC on April 22nd 1922 he enlisted into the R.C.A.F. on April 24th 1941 listing his occupation as "Law Student"  He was killed in a training accident on Oct. 25th 1941 at the age of 19 and was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.
  • Grave Marker– Close up of the grave of J-5500 Pilot Officer Thomas Douglas Shellshear who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Born in Vancouver BC on April 22nd 1922 he enlisted into the R.C.A.F. on April 24th 1941 listing his occupation as "Law Student"  He was killed in a training accident on Oct. 25th 1941 at the age of 19 and was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.
  • Memorial Cross– Memorial cross in the cemetery where 
J-5500 Pilot Officer Thomas Douglas Shellshear who served with the Royal Canadian Air Force was laid to rest in the Mountain View cemetery of Vancouver BC.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Source: HAMILTON SPECTATOR, October 27, 1941

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