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Howard Russel Norris

In memory of:

Wing Commander Howard Russel Norris

September 5, 1957

Lake Ontario, Ontario

Military Service

Service Number:





Air Force


432 All Weather Fighter Squadron


Air Force Cross, Canadian Forces Decoration, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, War Medal 1939-1945 and ribbon.

Additional Information


October 18, 1920
Regina, Saskatchewan


June 4, 1940
Regina, Saskatchewan

Son of Harry and Mary (née Campbell) Norris of Regina, Saskatchewan. Husband of Eileen Clare (née Bailey) Norris. Father of Kathleen, Richard, Lorraine, David, John aka (Ronald), Wayne aka (Russell) and David. Brother of Robert, Max, Allan Norris and Elizabeth Young. Wing Commander Norris was a Sergeant Pilot Instructor in Dauphin, Manitoba during the Second World War. Wing Commander Norris attended Scott Collegiate in Regina, Saskatchewan.

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


Ontario, Canada

Grave Reference:

Section 27, Sub Sec. G, Not 124


OTTAWA (BEECHWOOD) CEMETERY contains 98 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and 113 from the Second World War. Many of the graves are in the two veterans plots, where there is also a Cross of Sacrifice dedicated to all service casualties buried in the cemetery. The OTTAWA CREMATION MEMORIAL is in a shelter adjoining the newer of the veterans plots in the cemetery and commemorates 26 Second World War servicmen whose remains were cremated elsewhere in Canada and the U.S.A.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Newspaper clipping– Submitted for the project Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of Howard Russel Norris– Wing Commander Howard Russel Norris, trained at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Facility.

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