Canadian Virtual War Memorial

John Ludford

In memory of:

Cadet John Ludford

September 18, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

70438

Age:

19

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Flying Corps

Additional Information


Son of E. H. and Luisa Odina Ludford, of Caracas Venezuela, South America.

Commemorated on Page 578 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

BARRIE (ST. MARY'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY
Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

N/A

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker– The grave of Cadet John Edward Ludford, who was killed in a flying accident. The grave is located in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, 208 Sunnidale Road, Barrie, Ontario. (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie in 2012. This image may be copied and used without further permission.)
  • Grave Marker– At the foot of Cadet Ludford's grave, in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario, is a standard Commonwealth War Graves Commission marker. (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie in 2012. This image may be copied and used without further permission.)
  • Memorial– At the head of Cadet Ludford's grave, in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Barrie, Ontario, stands this private monument.  Its inscription is badly weathered and only barely legible: "JOHN EDWARD LUDFORD  BORN IN CARACAS VENEZUELA FEB. 1, 1898  KILLED IN FLYING ACCIDENT AT CAMP BORDEN SEPT. 18, 1917".  (Image taken by Gregory J. Barker of Barrie in 2012. This image may be copied and used without further permission.)
  • Newspaper Clipping– This report of Cadet Ludford's death appeared at page 5 in the September 20, 1917 issue of the Barrie Examiner newspaper (Barrie, Ontario).  It includes a couple of obvious inaccuracies, in that it identifies Ludford as a member of the "American Flying Corps" (rather than the Royal Flying Corps) whose hometown was "Baracas" (rather than Caracas).  Note: Camp Hoare was the Royal Flying Corps airfield at Camp Borden, west of Barrie, Ontario, named after Lieutenant-Colonel (later Brigadier-General) C.G. Hoare, the commanding officer of the RFC in Canada.

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