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William John Bice

In memory of:

Flying Officer William John Bice

August 25, 1958
Grostenquin, France

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


No. 2 (Fighter) Wing


1939-1945 Star, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp, Atlantic Star, Defence Medal, War Medal 1939-1945

Additional Information


October 9, 1921
London, Ontario


July 11, 1940
London, Ontario

Son of Clifford Dagg and Rosemary Lydia (nee Jenkins) Bice of London, Ontario. Husband of Mary eleanor (nee Smeaton) Bice and father of Barbara E., John D., Carol M. and Christopher W. Bice of Stirling, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 89 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 A, Plot 4


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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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Grave marker– Photo by Malcolm Cromarty.
  • Funeral of WJ Bice, GR Rayment, B Kirkham and GA Cooling– Photo courtesy of the National Archives of Canada, C 149906.
  • Photo of William John Bice

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