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John Samuel Willis Gray

In memory of:

Leading Aircraftman John Samuel Willis Gray

December 9, 1941

Military Service


Service Number:

R/70980

Age:

20

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of William J. Gray and Ethel C. Gray, of Weyburn.

Commemorated on Page 31 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WEYBURN (HILLCREST) CEMETERY
Saskatchewan, Canada

Grave Reference:

Block 20. Lot 16.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

  • Photo of John Gray– Gray, John Samuel Willis - Leading Aircraftman.  Born 23rd June, 1921, at Elfros, Sask. Educated at Elfros and Ituna Public Schools, Nokomis High School and Weyburn Collegiate Institute. Entered the service of the Bank 16th August, 1940. Served at Weyburn, Sask. Enlisted 23rd October, 1940, from that branch in R.C.A.F. Trained at Brandon and Dauphin, Man., Regina and Prince Albert, Sask., Calgary, Alta., and Trenton, Guelph and Jarvis, Ontario.  Killed in air crash at No.1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Jarris, 9th December, 1941.  Leading Aircraftman Gray was a son of Mr. W. J. Gray, Manager of the Bank at Fort Frances, Ontario.  From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.
  • Photo of JOHN SAMUEL WILLIS GRAY– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Diploma– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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