Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ivan Ward Bowes

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ivan Ward Bowes

January 6, 1957

Metz, France

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


No. 3 (Fighter) Wing


Canadian Forces Decoration, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal

Additional Information


January 4, 1916
Grandview, Manitoba


November 20, 1939
Fort William, Ontario

Son of Nobel Ward and Rose Pearl (nee Haig) Bowes of Torrance, California. Husband of Dorothy May (nee Kilmister) and father of May, Gerald and Norman Bowes of Grandview, Manitoba. Brother of Wilfred, Ellwood, Norman, Olive P. and Hazel M.

Commemorated on Page 84 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 13, Plot 2, Row C


Choloy is a village and commune in the Department of the Meurthe-et-Moselle, 28 kilometres west of Nancy and some 5 kilometres west of Toul, a town on the N4 road from Paris to Nancy. The village is south of the River Moselle on the minor road (D11B) from Toul to the neighbouring village of Foug. The CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY is 3 kilometres west of Toul on the north side of the D11B road. The Choloy War Cemetery is the last resting place of casualties from the First and Second World Wars and is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. It is also the final resting place for many Royal Canadian Air Force members and their families who died while serving in Europe as part of 1 Air Division between 1953 and 1967 and other Service Members serving with NATO in Germany following Canada's departure from France.

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