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David Shelley Hirst

In memory of:

Flying Officer David Shelley Hirst

April 28, 1959

Drachenbrohn, France

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


440 All Weather (Fighter) Squadron

Additional Information


September 28, 1937
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England


September 7, 1956
Windsor, Ontario

Son of Stanley and Doris May (nee Sutton) Hirst of Romsey, Hants, England.

Commemorated on Page 92 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 1, Row C, Plot 3


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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