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Kemp Wetherall Richardson

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Kemp Wetherall Richardson

August 3, 1942

Otthon, Saskatchewan

Military Service


Service Number:

J/10135

Age:

23

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

November 18, 1918
Calgary, Alberta

Enlistment:

June 11, 1941
Calgary, Alberta

Son of Susan Alice Richardson, of Calgary.

Commemorated on Page 109 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CALGARY (BURNSLAND) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Lot 107. Block 7. Sec. G.

Location:

Calgary, in the south-western part of Alberta, is on both the Trans-Canada Highway and Highway, No2, 304 kilometres south of Edmonton.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Photo of Kent Richardson– Richardson, Kemp Wetherall - Pilot Officer. Born 18th November, 1918, at Calgary, Alta. Educated at Elbow Park and Rideau Schools, and Western Canada High School, Calgary.  Entered the service of the Bank 26th November, 1936. Served at Calgary city branches and Ponoka, Alta. Enlisted 12th June 1941, from Ponoka in R.C.A.F. Pilot Officer in January, 1942. Trained at Penhold, Edmonton and High River, Alta., Dauphin, Man., and Trenton, Ont. Appointed Flying Instructor at Yorkton, Sask., in January, 1942. Killed 3rd August, 1942, when the training plane he was flying crashed near Yorkton.  Pilot Officer Richardson won the Calgary amateur golf championship in 1939
and 1941, and kept wicket for the South Calgary Cricket Club. He also won the Southern Alberta amateur golf championship in 1942. From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Cemetery
  • Grave Marker
  • Newspaper Clipping– Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Edmonton Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Edmonton Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me

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