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William James Windeler

In memory of:

Flying Officer William James Windeler

June 15, 1944

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


263 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information

Son of William Frank and Edna Windeler, of Ottawa, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 481 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:

49. J. 3.


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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  • Honour Roll– Glebe Collegiate Institute honour roll, Ottawa
  • Newspaper Clipping– Remembered on the pages of the Ottawa Journal. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM JAMES WINDELER– Photo from LAC, Ottawa
  • Circumstances of crash– Crash details from LAC, Ottawa
  • Document– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Correspondence– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM JAMES WINDELER– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Photo provided by The Commonwealth Roll Of Honour Project. Volunteers Mike and Dale Symmonds
  • Inscription– Flying Officer WILLIAM JAMES WINDELER died on June 15, 1944 and was buried at BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, Surrey, United Kingdom.  There is an inscription to his memory on the family grave marker in Pinecrest Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Ottawa Citizen. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– St Matthew's Anglican Church Ottawa

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