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Robert Burns Donald

In memory of:

Flying Officer Robert Burns Donald

June 20, 1957

Montbrunn, France

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


440 All Weather (Fighter) Squadron

Additional Information


January 25, 1931
Edmonton, Alberta


July 22, 1952
Vancouver, British Columbia

Son of Harry Donald of Nanaimo, British Columbia and Hild (nee Wilford) Steward of Vernon, British Columbia. Husband of Frances Mabel (nee Baumbrough) of Vernon, British Columbia. Brother of Barbara and Flying Officer Bruce George Donald, 416 (Fighter) Squadron, who died on 21 July 1955 and he is also buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

Commemorated on Page 82 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


Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 4, Plot 1, 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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  • Grave marker– Photo by Malcolm Cromarty.
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