Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald Stewart Scott

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant Donald Stewart Scott

June 24, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

R/70157

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

162 Sqdn.

Honours and Awards:

Mentioned in Despatches

Additional Information


Son of Willie Allan Scott and Laura Essie Scott, of Pakenham, Ontario; husband of Kathleen Scott.

Commemorated on Page 439 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL
Surrey, United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Panel 255.

Location:

During the Second World War more than 116,000 men and women of the Air Forces of the British Commonwealth gave their lives in service. More than 17,000 of these were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force, or Canadians serving with the Royal Air Force. Approximately one-third of all who died have no known grave. Of these, 20,450 are commemorated by name on the Runnymede Memorial, which is situated at Englefield Green, near Egham, 32 kilometres by road west of London. The design of the Runnymede Memorial is original and striking. On the crest of Cooper's Hill, overlooking the Thames, a square tower dominates a cloister, in the centre of which rests the Stone of Remembrance. The cloistered walks terminate in two lookouts, one facing towards Windsor, and the other towards London Airport at Heathrow. The names of the dead are inscribed on the stone reveals of the narrow windows in the cloisters and the lookouts. They include those of 3,050 Canadian airmen. Above the three-arched entrance to the cloister is a great stone eagle with the Royal Air Force motto, Per Ardua ad Astra". On each side is the inscription:
IN THIS CLOISTER ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE. THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER THE BRITISH ISLES AND THE LANDS AND SEAS OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN EUROPE In the tower a vaulted shrine, which provides a quiet place for contemplation, contains illuminated verses by Paul H. Scott."

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Memorial – Inscription - Runnymede Memorial - April 2017 … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Donald Stewart Scott
  • Attestation paper – Donald Scott was a student at the Galt Aircraft School which offered six month courses for aircraft electricians and aero-engine, airframe and instrument mechanics when he joined the RCAF.
  • Death Certificate – Ontario Death Registration
  • Letter – RCAF letter written to father in 1952.  By this time,  the parents knew that they had lost both their  sons while serving in the air force.  Donald's younger brother, Kenneth, was killed in Burma on January 12, 1945, only 6-1/2 months after they heard that Donald was lost at sea.  They were the only children of Mr. & Mrs. Scott.
  • Memorial – This flat marker is in the Pakenham Union Cemetery.  The find-a-grave website where this was found doesn't record the burials in this cemetery of his parents.
  • Essay – The story of Canso 9754 “P” ‘Mary K’ after it ditched in the northern seas near the Faroe Islands resulting in the deaths of F/L (P) David Hornell, F/S (FE) Donald S. Scott and Sgt. Fernand St. Laurent.   (researched by G. E. Chase)
  • Group Photo – A photo of F/L Hornell's Canso crew including F/Sgt Scott and Sgt. St. Laurent.

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