IN MEMORy by Pierre Vandervelden
The visit to Commonwealth graves in Communal Cemeteries & Churchyards in Belgium & France
ST MARTIN au BOSC Communal Cemetery (Seine Maritime France)
|L. to R.: J. E. Gloeckler - J. R. Irish - H. B. Gilmore - W. J. L. Wright - J. A. Santo - G. L. Lindensmith - R. T. Walsham|
|Photo Courtesy Regis Biaux (Fr)|
|P/O John Alexander Santo
Son of Alexander and Margaret Santo, of Bender, Saskatchewan, Can.
John Santo (twin brother to Robert Santo) was born on 20/09/1920 and grew up in the Bender district of Saskatchewan. (near present day Kipling).
Joined the R.C.A.F. in 05/1942. Graduated as a Navigator from the A.O.S. at Edmonton. Posted overseas in 09/1943.
there were 9 children in the family of Alexander and Margaret Santo, eight of the nine children enlisted in the military during the 2nd WW. The second youngest, Edward, was underage at the time but managed to get into training. The youngest was only 11 when the war ended. Margaret Santo was honoured as Silver Cross mother of the year in 1973 when the island and the bay were named after her two fallen children.
for his nephew Patrick Santo
Courtesy provided by Kelvin Youngs http://www.aircrewremembrancesociety.com/raf1944/4/irishjohn.html
|P/O Reginald Thomas Walsham aged 26
He left a widow and a daughter of only 3 weeks old.
for his great granddaughter Shaye-Louise Jolley and family
GILMORE HUGH BOYD
Canadian Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Royal Canadian Air Force 429 Sqdn. Age: 20 01/08/1944 Service No: J/90250 (3)
GLOECKLER JOHN ERNEST (JACK)
Canadian Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Royal Canadian Air Force 429 Sqdn. Age: 26 01/08/1944 Service No: J/28762 (1)
IRISH JOHN ROY
Canadian Pilot Officer (Pilot) Royal Canadian Air Force 429 Sqdn. Age: 24 01/08/1944 Service No: J/87468 (2)
LINDENSMITH GORDON LEROY
Canadian Pilot Officer (Air Gnr.) Royal Canadian Air Force 429 Sqdn. Age: 20 01/08/1944 Service No: J/90312 (5)
SANTO JOHN ALEXANDER
Canadian Pilot Officer (Nav.) Royal Canadian Air Force 429 Sqdn. Age: 23 01/08/1944 Service No: J/88290 (5)
WALSHAM REGINALD THOMAS
United Kingdom Pilot Officer (Flt. Engr.) Royal Air Force 429 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn. Age: 26 01/08/1944 Service No: 55891 (7)
WRIGHT WILLIAM JOHN LOUIS
Canadian Pilot Officer (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Royal Canadian Air Force 429 Sqdn. Age: 27 01/08/1944 Service No: J/88779 (4)
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Casualties informations come usualy from Commonwealth War Graves Commission, see links for more informations
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