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William Bruce Richardson

In memory of:

Flying Officer William Bruce Richardson

September 6, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


257 (R.A.F.) Sqdn.

Additional Information

Son of Gordon Stewart and Jean Pearl Richardson, of Tilbury, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 427 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

43. I. 9.


Brookwood is 30 miles from London (M3 to Bagshot and then A322). The main entrance to Brookwood Military Cemetery is on the A324 from the village of Pirbright. Brookwood Military Cemetery is owned by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the United Kingdom, covering approximately 37 acres. In 1917, an area of land in Brookwood Cemetery (originally The London Necropolis) was set aside for the burial of men and women of the forces of the Commonwealth and Americans, who had died, many of battle wounds, in the London district. This site was further extended to accommodate the Commonwealth casualties of the Second World War, and American, Belgian, Czech, Dutch, French and Polish plots containing the graves of Allied casualties. There are also German and Italian plots where prisoners of war lie buried.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Document– Conclusions of the Court of Inquiry.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Document– Circumstances of crash.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of WILLIAM BRUCE RICHARDSON– Photo of Billy Richardson, plus ID Card.  LAC, Ottawa
  • Photo of WILLIAM BRUCE RICHARDSON– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Family stone in Maple Leaf Cemetery, Tilbury, Ontario which honours his sacrifice

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