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Edward Salter Corbett

In memory of:

Pilot Officer Edward Salter Corbett

December 9, 1942


Halifax, Nova Scotia

Military Service


Service Number:

J/14070

Age:

21

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Citation(s):

Flight Sergeant Corbett is an outstanding NCO in his trade. He has completed 1,028 hours flying, of which 723 hours were on operational duties and has made 66 coastal operational flights. During a period of intense enemy activity he cheerfully accepted more than his share of the extra duties imposed on his squadron. His example has been an inspiration to other aircrew personnel.

Honours and Awards:

Air Force Medal

Additional Information


Born:

January 3, 1921
Ganges, British Columbia

Enlistment:

October 25, 1940
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Stewart P. Corbett and Mona G. Corbett, of Pender Island, British Columbia.

The British Columbia Provincial Government commemorated P.O. Corbett by naming a cape after him. It is called Corbett Point and is located at 53o 17'0'' N - 192o 23'00 W.

Commemorated on Page 66 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

FORT MASSEY CEMETERY (HALIFAX)
Nova Scotia, Canada

Grave Reference:

Sec. E. Grave 196.

Location:

Fort Massey Cemetery is located at the junction of Queen and South Streets in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is bounded to the west by Holy Cross Cemetery. The Fort Massey Cemetery was established c. 1778, in conjunction with Fort Massey, to serve as a burial place for the garrison of the Fort. Today it contains the remains of those who served in Canada's military as well as the remains soldiers dating back to the British occupation of Halifax. In some cases relatives of military personnel and certain civilians, who had involvement with the military, were also interred there. Fort Massey Cemetery is significant for it's long history of providing a resting place for military dead.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave marker for Edward Salter Corbett at Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Image taken 26 December 2015 by Tom Tulloch.
  • Memorial– Cross of Sacrifice at Fort Massey Cemetery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Image taken 26 December 2015 by Tom Tulloch.
  • Newspaper Clipping– Memorialized on the pages of the Globe and Mail. Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me

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