Canadian Virtual War Memorial

George Gordon Bradshaw

In memory of:

Flying Officer George Gordon Bradshaw

July 29, 1944

Military Service


Service Number:

J/23139

Age:

31

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Additional Information


Son of the Revd. George Karn Bradshaw, B.A., and of Florence Edith Watts Bradshaw, of Cobourg, Ontario. husband of Margaret Doreen Bradshaw, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. B.A., LL.B.

Commemorated on Page 256 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

LERWICK NEW CEMETERY
Zetland (Shetland), United Kingdom

Grave Reference:

Terrace 7B Grave 24

Location:

From Sumburgh Airport, take the A 970 to Lerwick (approx 35 miles). Enter Lerwick and follow the signs for Old Port. At the top of the hill that leads down into the Old Port, turn sharp right into Knab Road. The cemetery is situated at the junction of Knab Road and Gressey Loan.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of GEORGE GORDON BRADSHAW– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Group photo– Submitted for the project: Operation Picture Me
  • Soldiers' Tower Memorial– The Soldiers’ Tower was built by the University of Toronto Alumni Association in 1924 as a memorial to the Great War of 1914-1918. The names of those who died in that conflict are carved on the Memorial Screen at photo left. After the Second World War, more names were carved in the Memorial Arch at the Tower’s base. In total, almost 1200 names are inscribed.  A Memorial Room inside the Tower contains mementoes and artifacts, and a 51-bell carillon serves as the audio element of the living memorial to the alumni, students, faculty and staff who died in the World Wars. The Soldiers’ Tower is the site of an annual Service of Remembrance. Photo: Kathy Parks, Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Arch– The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the archway beneath the Soldiers’ Tower in 1949. The name of “F/O G. G. BRADSHAW R.C.A.F.” is among the names inscribed. Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Room– Soldiers’ Tower, University of Toronto. Photo: David Pike, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Memorial Book– University of Toronto Memorial Book, Second World War 1939-1945. Published by the Soldiers’ Tower Committee, 1993. Entry on page 7 reads: F/O George Gordon BRADSHAW  RCAF. 162 Sqn RAF. University College, BA 1933. Killed as a result of an aircraft crash overseas, 29 July 194. Buried in New Cemetery, Lerwick, Shetland Islands, Scotland.
  • Victoria College WWII Plaque– This outdoor plaque is located at Victoria College, part of  Victoria University in the University of Toronto. “They were valiant in life and triumphant in death. (Victoria University Crest -  Abeunt studia in mores). Erected to the memory of the students of this college who gave their lives in the Great War 1939-1945. This tablet was erected by the Board of Regents and Dedicated October 13th, 1953”. Among the 79 names inscribed is that of: “George Gordon Bradshaw”.  Photo: Cody Gagnon, courtesy of Alumni Relations.
  • Photo of GEORGE GORDON BRADSHAW– The gravestone of Pilot Officer George Bradshaw at Lerwick cemetery, Shetland

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