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Bruce George Donald

In memory of:

Flying Officer Bruce George Donald

July 21, 1955
Faulquemont, Moselle, France

Military Service


Service Number:

41950

Age:

24

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

416 (Fighter) Squadron

Additional Information


Born:

July 29, 1930
Lloydminster, Saskatchewan

Enlistment:

August 17, 1951
Victoria, British Columbia

Son of Harry Donald of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Hilda (nee Wilford) Stewart of Vernon, British Columbia. Spouse of Elizabeth (nee Blosdale) and father of Leslie of London, Ontario. Brother of Barbara. His brother Robert Burns Donald who died on June 20, 1957 while serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force and he is also buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 62 of the In the Service of Canada (1947 - 2014) Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Download high resolution copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY
Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Section 6 Row B Grave 15

Location:

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.

Digital Collection

  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Original grave marker– Photo courtesy of the National Archives of Canada, C149897.
  • Funeral– Photo courtesy of the National Archives of Canada, C149896.
  • Grave marker– Photo by Malcolm Cromarty.
  • Photo of Bruce George Donald

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