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George Stanley Fletcher

In memory of:

Corporal George Stanley Fletcher

November 24, 1952


Comox, British Columbia

Military Service


Service Number:

25517

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

407 (Maritime Reconnaissance) Squadron

Additional Information


Born:

February 7, 1926
Edmonton, Alberta

Enlistment:

December 5, 1946
Edmonton, Alberta

Son of Cyril and Ellen Fletcher. Husband of Penelope Elizabeth Fletcher. Father of Daryl George and David Wesley Fletcher. Brother of Harold, William, Robert, Marjorie, Dorothy and Bernice Fletcher. A Lancaster Cairn Ceremony will be held at Base Comox Air Park on 1 June 2008 to honour the 7 crewmembers who lost their lives when Lancaster KB940 crashed at Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Station Comox on 24 November 1952. Family members from across Canada as well as members of the 407 Squadron, VIP and the press are invited to the ceremony.

Commemorated on Page 32 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


Cemetery:

EDMONTON (BEECHMOUNT) CEMETERY
Alberta, Canada

Grave Reference:

Grave 1, Block 215

Location:

During the 1939-1945 War, Canadian Infantry troops were stationed at Edmonton. No.13 Vocational Training School was set up and the airfield formed a link in the North-West Staging Route. Most of the war graves lie in Blocks 206 and 208. The cemetery also contains a Cross of Sacrifice. There are now 5 First World War and over 70 Second World War casualties commemorated in this site.

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