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William John Drope

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant William John Drope

June 7, 1944
Overseas, France

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


Royal Canadian Air Force


421 Sqdn.

Additional Information


December 21, 1921
Regina, Saskatchewan


April 8, 1941
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Harry E. and Jean B. Drope, of Regina, Saskatchewan.

Commemorated on Page 295 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Calvados, France

Grave Reference:



The town of Bayeux, in Normandy, lies 24 kilometres north-west of Caen. Bayeux War Cemetery is situated in the south-western outskirts of the town, on the by-pass Rue de Sir Fabian Ware. Bayeux is an ancient and historic town of Normandy. Its cathedral was the seat of Bishop Odon, half-brother of William the Conqueror, who took part in the invasion of England; and in it is the tomb of an English soldier of the Hundred Years' War. Bayeux was the first French town of importance to be liberated from the Germans in June 1944. On the opposite side of the road stands the Bayeux Memorial to 1,803 men of the land forces who died in the fighting in Normandy and in the advance to the River Seine, and have no known grave.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– Grave marker - Bayeux War Cemetery … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of William John Drope– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Regina Leader Post June 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– From the Regina Leader Post October 1944. Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me

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