Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ronald George Howe Rolston

In memory of:

Flying Officer Ronald George Howe Rolston

November 8, 1957

Riedelberg, Germany

Military Service


Service Number:

224934

Age:

22

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

434 (Fighter) Squadron

Additional Information


Born:

March 31, 1935
South River, Ontario

Enlistment:

July 9, 1954
Toronto, Ontario

Son of James George and Elizabeth Vance (nee Howe) Rolston of Acton, Ontario. Husband of Anne (nee Sorochan) Rolston and father of Lorraine E. Rolston of Zweibrucken, Germany. Brother of Helen Dennis, Amelia Walker, Thelma Hume, Muriel Gamble and Shirley Roberts.

Commemorated on Page 85 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:

CHOLOY WAR CEMETERY
Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 9, Plot 1, Row C

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

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  • Grave marker– Photo by Malcolm Cromarty.
  • Photo of Ronald George Howe Rolston– F.O. Ron Rolston circa 1954
  • Photo of  Ronald George Howe Rolston– F.O. Ron Rolston with father James
  • Photo of  Ronald George Howe Rolston– F.O. Ron Rolston with mother Elizabeth
  • Photo of  Ronald George Howe Rolston– Ronald and Anne Rolston
  • Press Clipping– November 1957
  • Press Clipping– F.O. Ronald Rolston's funeral
  • Photo of Ronald Rolston
  • Photo of Ronald George Howe Rolston– Photo of Ron's daughter, Lorraine (Lorrie)
  • Photo of Ronald Rolston– Photo of Ron's grandchildren: Ronald, Scott, Jennifer and Colleen.

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