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William Freeborne Colville

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant William Freeborne Colville

May 6, 1942
Torbay, Newfoundland and Labrador

Military Service


Service Number:

R/78383

Age:

25

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Born:

April 29, 1917
Bowmanville, Ontario

Enlistment:

October 23, 1940
Toronto, Ontario

Son of Alexander and Annie Josephine Colville (1966 National Memorial (Silver) Cross Mother), of Bowmanville, Ontario.

Brother of Flying Officer John Spencer Colville and Flying Officer Alexander Colborne Colville, both died while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force.

Commemorated on Page 65 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

GANDER CEMETERY
Newfoundland, Canada

Grave Reference:

Plot 3. Row 3. Grave 15.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Letter (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter (2)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
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  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Document– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Memorial– Remembering brothers lost … Brothers In Arms Memorial, Zonnebeke, BE … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens … May 2022
  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE– William F. Colville
  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the research work done by Margaret Rose Gaunt and submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– In memory of the men and women memorialized on the pages of the Winnipeg Evening Tribune. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Montreal Gazette. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– Provided by John Stephens
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Photo of WILLIAM FREEBORNE COLVILLE– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave Marker– Photo Courtesy of Gander War Cemetery: A Digital exhibit sponsored by Canada's Digital Collections.

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