Language selection

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Wallace Brian Greenlay

In memory of:

Aircraftman 2nd Class Wallace Brian Greenlay

July 24, 1943

Military Service


Service Number:

R/210475

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of Francis Osborne Greenlay and Jensine Greenlay, of Winnipeg.

Commemorated on Page 165 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WINNIPEG (BROOKSIDE) CEMETERY
Manitoba, Canada

Grave Reference:

Mil. Sec. Lot 1918.

Location:

The cemetery is located immediately west of the Red River College, at 3001 Notre Dame Avenue, in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. During the First World War, Winnipeg was the headquarters of No 10 Military District and it contained six military hospitals of 972 beds. Air force and army training camps were established in the area during the Second World War, with No 103 Canadian Army Basic Training Centre at Fort Garry. Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery contains 299 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 149 from the Second World War, most of them in the special military plot.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

Send us your images
  • Photo of Wallace Brian Greenlay– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Wallace Greenlay– Greenlay, Wallace Bryan - Aircraftman, 2nd Class. Born 20th October, 1923, at Earl Grey, Sask. Educated at Earl Grey. Entered the service of the Bank 6th March, 1941. Served in Superin?tendent's Department, Winnipeg. Enlisted 15th April, 1943, from that Department in R.C.A.F. Trained at Brandon, Man., Lachine, Que., and Dafoe, Sask. Killed in air crash at No.5 Bombing and Gunnery School, Dafoe, 24th July, 1943.  From a memorial booklet prepared by the Canadian Bank of Commerce.

Learn more about the Canadian Virtual Memorial

To learn more please visit our help page. If you have questions or comments regarding the information contained in this registry, email vac.cvwm-mvgc.acc@canada.ca or call us.

Date modified: