Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Ritchie Grant

In memory of:

Squadron Leader Flight Engineer. John Ritchie Grant

May 12, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

40220

Age:

29

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Division:

115 Sqdn.

Additional Information


Born:

January 13, 1915
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Son of Colonel C. R. Grant and Beatrice L. Grant; husband of Ellena Vivienne Grant, of Oxford.

Commemorated on Page 320 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

WILSELE CHURCHYARD
Belgium

Grave Reference:

Row R. Grave 5.

Location:

WILSELE CHURCHYARD is located 1 Km north of Leuven. From Leuven railway station turn right onto the dual carageway (R23) and into the Diestsevest, and continue for 800 m before turning left onto the Vaart. After 400 m you turn right and right again (around the Water Vaartkom) and again onto the Vaart leading to the Kolonel Begaultlaan after the railway tracks. Continue along this street which runs alongside the canal and after 1000 m turn left on to the Pastoor Legrandstraat. 250 m further on the right hand side you will see St Martinus kerk. The Commission plot is situated behind the church at the bottom end of the cemetery against the boundary wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Squadron Leader Flight Engineer John Ritchie Grant is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Squadron Leader Flight Engineer John Ritchie Grant is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
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