Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Ira William MacLean

In memory of:

Flight Lieutenant Ira William MacLean

August 7, 1964

Dijon, France

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


No. 4 Wing


Canadian Forces Decoration, Special Service Medal

Additional Information


December 19, 1932
Hardwicke, New Brunswick


October 31, 1950
Moncton, New Brunswick

Son of Melborne Ira and Alice Isabel (nee Williston) MacLean of Blenheim, Ontario. Husband of Barbara Elizabeth(nee Kemp) MacLean and father of Todd William MacLean of Kingston, Ontario. Brother of John, Herbert, Ivy and Mrs E. Staton.

Commemorated on Page 122 of the In the Service of Canada Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Meurthe-et-Moselle, France

Grave Reference:

Grave 8, Row H, 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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