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Central Newfoundland - Gander District

Gander - Commonwealth War Grave

The Common Wealth Cemetery at Gander is located about 2 km east of Gander, on the Trans Canada Highway. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission maintains this grave site where 100 servicemen are buried. These personnel died at Gander during the second world war. Most of them are Canadian servicemen. More detailed information about each of these soldiers may be available at The Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site at http://www.cwgc.org/

The inscriptions were transcribed by FRANK KING and HEATHER KING, August 1999. While we have endeavored to be as correct as humanly possible, there could be some typographical errors.

SURNAME 1st NAME 2nd NAME RELATION BORN DIED PLACE GRAVEYARD MEMNOTES
Allan Charles N. W.O.II Pilot
8th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.77057 W.O.II Pilot Charles N. Allan R.C.A.F. 8th May 1943 He carried his wings with him into the Great Beyond per ARDUA AD ASTRA.
Attridge R. J. McL. Sergeant
1st Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.161686 Sergeant R.J.McL. Attridge R.C.A.F. 1st Dec. 1942 Always brave and true dearly loved by mother, dad, Bruce. Spencerville, Ontario.
Barsalou Jean Paul Lieutenant De Section
5 Mai 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Lieutenant De Section Jean Paul Barsalou R.C.A.F. 5 Mai 1943 Ta Femme et tes enfants prient pour toi. Repose en paux.
Bellerive Gomer C. AV. CHEF.
12 Decembre 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.135419 AV. CHEF. Gomer C. Bellerive R.C.A.F. 12 Decembre 1942 Repose en paix.
Bennett Clifford W. Flight Sgt.
18th Dec. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.158267 Flight Sgt. Clifford W. Bennett R.C.A.F. 18th Dec. 1943 Rest in Peace
Berube Joseph J.T. AV.-CHEF
7 Fevrier 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.125771 AV.-CHEF Joseph J.T. Berube R.C.A.F. 7 Fevrier 1943 De Riviere du Loup. Quebec. Repose en paix.
Brothers Monty H. Sergeant
6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.51548 Sergeant Monty H. Brothers R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 Rest in Peace
Brown F. J. Flying Officer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flying Officer F.J. Brown R.A.F. (V.R.) 9th Feb. 1943 Age 28 Good night till we meet again . R.I.P.
Burrows R. G.S. Pilot Officer
6th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer R.G.S. Burrows Royal Australian Air Force 6th Dec. 1942 Greater Love Hath No Man.
Burton Frank E. A.C.1
12th Dec.1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.165509 A.C.1 Frank E. Burton R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 Safe in the arms of Jesus
Callery Vincent


12th. Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.164314 A.C.2 Vincent Callery R.C.A.F. 12th. Dec. 1942 Our beloved son, may his soul rest in peace.
Campbell John F. L.A.C.
29th Sept. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R. H2155 L.A.C. John F. Campbell R.C.A.F. 29th Sept. 1943 Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him.
Casey Brian A. Flight Lieutenant
5th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flight Lieutenant Brian A.Casey R.C.A.F. 5th May 1943 Rest in Peace
Chapman Roy B. A.C.2
12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R. 173157 A.C.2 Roy B. Chapman R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 In the hope of a glorious resurrection.
Chown Douglas G.C. Flight Lieutenant
9th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Airforce. Flight Lieutenant R.C.A.F. 9th Dec. 1942 Proudly he gave his happy life away for Canada, for freedom and his God.
Cleeland J.R. Wallace Flying Officer
5th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flying Officer J.R. Wallace Cleeland R.C.A.F. 5th May 1943 He died that others might live. Mother and Brother.
Colville William F. F/Sgt. Pilot
6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.78383 F/Sgt. Pilot William F. Colville R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 We love you so. Darling Bill. He gave his today for our tomorrow.
Connah John A. L.A.C.
1st Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.142609 L.A.C. John A. Connah, MM R.C.A.F. 1st Dec. 1942
Corner Roy H. Corporal
12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.61971 Corporal Roy H. corner R.C.A.F. 12th Dec.1942 Greater love hath no man than this.
Craig Harrison W. Private
2nd Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves F. 60023 Private Harrison W. Craig P.E.I. Highlanders 2nd Dec. 1942 Asleep in Jesus.
Crawford Thomas J.L. A.C.1
26th July 1941 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.65841 A.C.1 Thomas J.L. Crawford R.C.A.F. 26th July 1941 Until the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
Crymes Smith E. L.A.C.
6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.70596 L.A.C. Smith E. Crymes R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 Until we meet with God.
Cummings T. H. A.C.2
14th Oct. 1042 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.170525 A.C.2 T.H. Cummings R.C.A.F. 14th Oct. 1942 God took him home it was his will but in our hearts he liveth still.
Daunt Acton F. Flying Officer
2nd Oct. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer Acton F. Daunt R.C.A.F. 2nd Oct.1943 Rest in Peace.
Dryhan Gerald C. Flight Sgt.
5th Aug. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R 99717 Flight Sgt. Gerald C. Dryhan R.C.A.F. 5th Aug. 1943 His is just away.
Ehrlichman Rudolph I. Flight Lieutenant
6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flight Lieutenant Rudolph I. Ehrlichman R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 The Lord is my Sheppherd.
Elding James R. Sgt. Pilot
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves 1426940 Sgt. Pilot James R. Elding R.A.F.V.R. 9th Feb. 1943 In memory of our dear son who spent his boyhood in Wysall, Notts. England
Elkin Herbert H. Corporal
14th Oct.1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.52455 Corporal Herbert H. Elkin R.C.A.F. 14th Oct. 1942 Greater love hath no man than this - that man lay down his life for his friends.
Else Charles F. Corporal
6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves 18103A Corporal Charles F. Else R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 Rest in Peace.
Eves G. P.M. Captain
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Captain G.P.M. Eves B.O.A.C. 9th Feb. 1943 Rest in Peace.
Fazel J. E. Sergeant
6th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves 405399 Sergeant J.E. Fazel Royal Australian Air Force 6th. Dec. 1942 May God rest his soul in peace.
Fleischman N. C. L.A.C.
6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.84249 L.A.C. N.C. Fleischman R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 Till the day breaks and the shadows flee away.
Gadsby Frank C.G. L.A.C.
3rd June 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.137302 L.A.C. Frank C.G.Gadsby R.C.A.F. 3rd June 1943 Rest in Peace.
Gilmore J. J. Pilot
1st May 1945 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot J.J. Gilmore R.A.F. (F.C.) 1st May 1945 Rest in Peace
Glaser John
Gunner
6th Sept. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves M.29179 Gunner John Glaser R.C.A. 6th Sept. 1943 Rest in Peace.
Glaser John
Gunner
6th Sept. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves M. 29179 Gunner John Glaser R.C.A. 6th Sept. 1943 Rest in Peace
Griff Milton E. Pilot Officer
5th Aug. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer Milton E. Griff R.C.A.F. 5th Aug. 1943 To higher service through scrifice.
Harmes T. R. Capt. (Pilot)
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Capt. (Pilot) T.R. Harmes B.O.A.C. 9th Feb. 1943 Rest in Peace.
Hoggard Lester E. L.A.C.
12th. Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.156592 L.A.C. Lester E. Hoggard R.C.A.F. 12th. Dec. 1942 His memory is as dear today as in the hour he passed away.
Holden William D. Gunner
7th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves F. 7072 Gunner William D. Holden R.C.A. 7th May 1942 You live with us in memory and will forever more. Mom and Dad.
Hudson Donald L. Pilot Officer
7th Jan. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer Donald L. Hudson R.C.A.F. 7th Jan. 1943 Greater love hath no man than he who giveth his life for his country.
Hunt Mervyn S. Sergeant
26th July 1941 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.60720 Sergeant Mervyn S. Hunt R.C.A.F. 26th July 1941 Rest in Peace.
Ibbotson Wallace L. Sergeant
12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.51846 Sergeant Wallace L. Ibbotson R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 Greater love hath no man than this, he laid down his life for his fiends.
Jones J. D. Radio Officer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Radio Officer J.D. Jones B.O.A.C. 9th Feb. 1943 Rest in Peace
Knightley Ronald G.E. W.O.1
26th Nov 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves 2030 W.O.1 Ronald G.E. Knightley R.C.A.F. 26th Nov 1942 Rest in Peace.
Kyle Wilton H. Sergeant
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.106142 Sergeant Wilton H. Kyle R.C.A.F. 9th Feb.1943 Till the day break and the shodows flee.
Langley Frederick A. A.C.1
12th Dec.1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.148569 A.C.1 Frederick A. Langley R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 A noble deed is a step toward God. A son to the last.
Lawrence James A. L.A.C.
12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.153061 L.A.C. James A. Lawrence R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 Lovingly remembered by father,mother, and sister Edna.
LeBlanc Ulysses J. Flight Lieutenant 17th Aug 1916 6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flight Lieutenant Ulysses J. LeBlanc R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 Born 17th Aug. 1916 Rest in Peace.
Lee Richard L. Squadron Leader
2nd Oct. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Squadron Leader Richard L. Lee R.C.A.F. 2nd Oct. 1943 This was a proud extravagance of giving.
Lee Wilbur M. Flight Sgt.
5th Aug 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.121930 Flight Sgt. Wilbur M. Lee R.C.A.F. 5th Aug 1943 Rest in Peace.
Legris J.A.R. Roland AV. Chef
12 Decembre 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.135403 AV. Chef J.A.R. Roland Legris R.C.A.F. 12 Decembre 1942 Miserqordieux Jesus donnez lui Le Repos Eternal.
Lepine Joseph G.A. A.C.1
12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.140750 A.C.1 Joseph G.A. Lepine R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 I'll never forget you Amie.
Lewis Howel L.B. Pilot Officer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Offier Howel L.B.Lewis R.A.F.V.R. 9th Feb. 1943 The Lord is my Shepherd.
Lobb Kenneth A. Flying Officer
3rd Feb.1944 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer Kenneth A. Lobb R.C.A.F. 3rd Feb.1944 Rest In Peace.
Longley E. C. Flight engineer
9th Feb.1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flight Engineer E.C.Longley R.A.F. (F.C.) 9th Feb. 1943 Rest in Peace.
MacKayrae Hugh
Flight Lieutenant
8th Dec. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flight Lieutenant Hugh MacKayrae R.C.A.F. 8th Dec. 1943 None knew thee but to love thee, nor named thee but to praise.
MacKenzie J. Grant Squadron Leader
4th Sept. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Squadron Leader J. Grant MacKenzie R.C.A.F. 4th Sept.1943 Til we meet again. Loving wife Alice and daughter Bonnie.
Mangan John T. Pilot Officer
7th Jan. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer John T. Mangan R.C.A.F. 7th Jan. 1943 Rest in Peace
Mannett Clarence W. Flying Officer
18th Dec. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flying Officer Clarence W. Mannett R.C.A.F. 18th Dec. 1943 Eternal rest grant unto him, O. Lord , and let light perpetual shine upon him.
Mather William Hume Pilot Officer
26th July 1941 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer William Hume Mather R.C.A.F. 26th July 1941 Dearly beloved only son of Hume & Winifred Mather Tunbridge Wells, England.
McDavid R. Laird Sergeant
26th July 1941 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.73032 Sergeant R.Laird McDavid R.C.A.F. 26th July 1941 God is our refuge and strength.
McKeigan Murdock
Gunner 21st March 1920 6th Sept. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves F. 88427 Gunner Murdock McKeigan R.C.A. 6th Sept 1943 Born 21st March 1920. Gone but not forgotten.
Merriman J. B. 4th Engineer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves 4th Engineer J. B. Merriman B.O.A.C. 9th Feb 1943 Rest in Peace.
Millar James H. Pilot Officer
5th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer James H. Millar R.C.A.F. 5th May 1943 Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for him.
Morrice Alexander F. W.O.II
5th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.93368 W.O.II Alexander F. Morrice R.C.A.F. 5th May 1943 They are not lost whom we lose in him whom we cannot lose.
Morton Stuart W. Flying Officer
18th Dec. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flying Officer Stuart W. Morton R.C.A.F. 18th Dec. 1943 A token of love and remembrance.
Murray Stuart C.

12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.56333 A.C.2 Stuart C. Murray R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 Some day we'll understand
Ouellet J.F. R.A. AV.CHEF
12 Decembre 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.55778 AV.Chef J.F.R.A. Ouellet R.C.A.F. 12 Decembre 1942 La bonne de son couer lui a consouis l'estime de tous.
Owen David J. Pilot Officer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer David J. Owen R.A.F. 9th Feb.1943 One of our pilots is safe
Pawson Hugh D. Flying Officer
18th Dec. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flying Officer Hugh D. Pawson R.C.A.F. 18th Dec. 1943 Rest in Peace.
Pollard Graham P. Sgt. Pilot
11th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves 1316648 Sgt. Pilot Graham P.Pollard R.A.F. 1th Feb. 1943 For ever young he lives and laughs in God's eternal spring.
Polowich Michael L. LAC
29th Jan 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.107125 LAC Michael L. Polowich R.C.A.F. 29th Jan 1943 Rest in Peace
Pratt Allan G. Pilot Officer
26th July 1941 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer Allan G. Pratt R.C.A.F. 26th July 1941 Until the dawn breaks and the shadows flee away.
Ratcliffe Frank L. Squadron Leader
1st May 1945 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Squadron Leader Frank L. Ratcliffe R.A.F. 1st. May 1945 Dearly beloved husband of Margaret Ratcliffe. Rest in Peace.
Richardson W. R.G. Pilot Officer
5th Aug. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer W.R.G. Richardson R.C.A.F. 5th Aug. 1943 Safe in the arms of Jesus.
Richie Calvin A. Flight Sgt.
5th June 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.132235 Flight Sgt. Calvin A. Richie R.C.A.F. 5th June 1943 Glad to serve his country. Rest in Peace.
Robinson E. L. Flight Lieutenant
2nd Oct 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flight Lieutenant E.L. Robinson, D.F.C. R.C.A.F. 2nd Oct 1943 He is nto dead, he flies again. A phantom plane his hanger now, eternity gained.
Ruggles Douglas B. Sgt. Pilot
27th Aug. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.106228 Sgt. Pilot Douglas B. Ruggles R.C.A.F. 27th Aug. 1942 Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge Psalm 57:1
Scott Robert I. Flying Officer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Flying Officer Robert I. Scott R.C.A.F. 9th Feb. 1943 Rest in peace
Scrafton F.
Radio Officer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves "Radio Officer F. Scrafton R.A.F. (F.C.) 9th Feb. 1943 Rest in Peace
Sewell A. Gerald L.A.C.
8th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.113789 L.A.C. A. Gerald Sewell R.C.A.F. 8th May 1943 A glorious death is his who for his country falls.
Simmons Douglas P.C. Sergeant
6th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves 1334966 Sergeant Douglas P.C. Simmons R.A.F. 6th Dec. 1942 To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Until we meet again.
Small N. E. Squadron Leader
7th Jan. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron Leader N.E. Small, D.F.C., A.F.C. R.C.A.F. 7th Jan. 1943 Rest in Peace
Stallwood John B. Sergeant
5th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.122657 Sergeant John B. Stallwood R.C.A.F. 5th May 1943 He died that others might live.
Sturgeon Joseph G. A.C.2
12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.173155 A.C.2 Joseph G. Sturgeon R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
Svendsen Humphrey
Pilot Officer
8th May 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer Humphrey Svendsen R.C.A.F. 8th May 1943 In Loving Memory.
Swada Frank J. A.C.1
12th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.122973 A.C.1 Frank J. Swada R.C.A.F. 12th Dec. 1942 He goeth pure in heart to a better home to rest.
Taylor Harold F. Sergeant
6th May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.71922 Sergeant Harold F. Taylor R.C.A.F. 6th May 1942 Until the day break and the shadows flee away. Rest in Peace.
Thompson Graeme H. Pilot Officer
6th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer Graeme H. Thompson R.A.F. 6ht Dec. 1942 Ever Remembered.
Tingle Aubrey M. Flying Officer
7th Jan. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flying Officer Aubrey M. Tingle R.C.A.F. 7th Jan. 1943 Rest in Peace.
Tomsett Martin E. Flight Lieutenant
26th July 1941 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Flight Lieutenant Martin E. Tomsett R.C.A.F. 26th July 1941 Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.
Truesdale L. W. A.C.2
14th Oct. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.165602 A.C.2 L.W. Truesdale R.C.A.F. 14th Oct. 1942 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for a friend.
Wadsworth R. W. Radio Officer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Radio Officer R.W.Wadworth R.A.F. (F.C.) 9th Feb. 1943 Age 41 Treasured memories of borther Reg. Amidst life's changes we never forget.
Watson James
Pilot Officer
3rd May 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Royal Canadian Air Force Pilot Officer James Watson R.C.A.F. 3rd May 1942 His Duty Well Done.
Weir Glenn E. Flying Officer
18th Dec. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flying Officer Glenn E. Weir R.C.A.F. 18th Dec 1943 Too dearly loved ever to be forgotten by the Weir family.
Wells Kenneth H. Pilot Officer
8th Dec. 1942 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Pilot Officer Kenneth H. Wells R.C.A.F. 8th Dec. 1942 And while he lies in peaceful sleep His memory we shall always keep.
White Harold E. Sergeant
7th Jan. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves R.84515 Sergeant Harold E. White R.C.A.F. 7th Jan. 1943 Age 29. Son of John T. and Ethel E. White. Rest in Peace.
Wilson W.I.
Flight Engineer
9th Feb. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves Flight Engineer W.I. Wilson R.A.F.(F.C.) 9th Feb. 1943 Rest in Peace
Wladychka John
Gunner 29th March 1914 14th Oct. 1943 Gander Common Wealth War Graves B 628829 Gunner John Wladychka R.C.A. 14th Oct.1943 Born 29th March,1914 Rest in Peace.

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Name on Stone Description of Error My Name
Frank Joseph Sawada Aircraftman 1st Class, died December 12, 1942 & buried in Gander, omitted from original transcription Ed

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