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Identified Casualties: 14


 
Victoria Cross:


ALAN ARNETT McLEOD

Rank: Lieutenant, Date of Death: 06/11/1918, Age: 19, Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force, Awards: V C, Grave Reference 238., Son of Dr. A. N. McLeod and Margaret Lillian McLeod, of 491, River Avenue, Winnipeg.

Citation: An extract from the "London Gazette," dated 1st May, 1918, records the following:-"Whilst flying with his observer (Lt. A. W. Hammond, M.C.), attacking hostile formations by bombs and machine-gun fire, he was assailed at a height of 5,000 feet by eight enemy triplanes, which dived at him from all directions, firing from their front guns. By skilful manoeuvring he enabled his observer to fire bursts at each machine in turn, shooting three of them down out of control. By this time Lt. McLeod had received five wounds, and whilst continuing the engagement a bullet penetrated his petrol tank and set the machine on fire. He then climbed out on to the left bottom plane, controlling his machine from the side of the fuselage, and by side-slipping steeply kept the flames to one side, thus enabling the observer to continue firing until the ground was reached. The observer had been wounded six times when the machine crashed in " No Man's Land," and 2nd Lt. McLeod, not withstanding his own wounds, dragged him away from the burning wreckage at great personal risk from heavy machine-gun fire from the enemy's lines. This very gailant pilot was again wounded by a bomb whilst engaged in this act of rescue, but he persevered until he had placed Lt. Hammond in comparative safety, before falling himself from exhaustion and loss of blood."

 

Other Burial Details

 

COCKBURN,CHARLES R.,C R,29,,12/10/1918,,Air Mechanic 2nd Class,Royal Air Force,,Canada,'270332',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,204.,"SON OF JOHN WESLEY COCKBURN AND JENNIE COCKBURN, OF 13, ELLESMERE APARTMENTS, 74, CARLTON ST., WINNIPEG, MAN."


DINGWALL,FREDERICK JAMES,F J,40,,13/02/1918,,Lieutenant Colonel,Canadian Infantry,60th Bn.,Canada,,WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,225.,"SON OF ANNIE T. DINGWALL, OF 52, ROSLYN RD., WINNIPEG, AND THE LATE RONALD ROSS DINGWALL; HUSBAND OF MARIE C. DINGWALL, OF LENORE ST., WINNIPEG, MAN."


DONALD,JAMES CHALMERS,J C,39,,12/12/1943,,Private,Canadian Forestry Corps,,Canada,'H/59832',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 213. Sec. B.,"SON OF MR. AND MRS. THOMAS DONALD, OF WEST KILDONAN."


FALCONER,LLOYD GEORGE,L G,27,,17/08/1944,,Flying Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,,Canada,'J/29597',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 104. Sec. C.,"SON OF CHARLES C. FALCONER AND LENA MARY FALCONER, OF WINNIPEG; HUSBAND OF MARGARET A. FALCONER, OF WEST KILDONAN."


FURNESS,ALLAN THOMAS,A T,27,,30/06/1945,,Sergeant,Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve,,Canada,'1564511',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 356. Sec. B.,"SON OF ALLAN SCOTT FURNESS AND KATHLEEN FURNESS, OF WINNIPEG."


LEDINGHAM,WILLIAM,W,35,,29/12/1917,,Lance Corporal,Canadian Infantry,101st Bn.,Canada,'700150',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,211.,"SON OF WILLIAM AND JANET LEDINGHAM, OF 316, DUBUC ST., WINNIPEG; HUSBAND OF KATHLEEN LEDINGHAM, OF 526, CAMDEN PLACE, WINNIPEG, MAN."


LEE,ERNEST EDWARD,E E,53,,11/03/1943,,Private,Veterans Guard of Canada,,Canada,'H/40225',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 145. Sec. C.,"HUSBAND OF JESSIE M. LEE, OF WEST KILDONAN."


McDONALD,WILLIAM MILTON,W M,36,,16/06/1941,,Leading Aircraftman,Royal Canadian Air Force,,Canada,'R/59619',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 486. Sec. A.,"SON OF JEREMIAH AND HETTIE E. MCDONALD, OF WEST KILDONAN."


McLAUGHLIN,KENNETH KEITH,K K,24,,29/12/1941,,Leading Aircraftman,Royal Canadian Air Force,,Canada,'R/110966',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 231. Sec. C.,"SON OF RAY GEORGE AND ALICE H. MCLAUGHLIN, OF WINNIPEG."


PHILLIPS,ALBERT THOMAS,A T,28,,09/03/1945,,Flying Officer,Royal Canadian Air Force,,Canada,'J/42806',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 10. Sec. B.,"SON OF ALBERT GEORGE AND FLORENCE M. PHILLIPS, OF WINNIPEG; HUSBAND OF ISABEL J. PHILLIPS, OF WINNIPEG."


POLSON,
HUGH DUNCAN,H D,22,,14/06/1946,,Leading Aircraftman,Royal Canadian Air Force,,Canada,'R/253044',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 332. Sec. A.,"SON OF JAMES AND REBECCA JANE POLSON, OF WINNIPEG."


ROBERTS,GERALD DAVID,G D,19,,24/03/1945,,Private,Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps,,Canada,'H/23638',WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,Plot 77. Sec. C. Grave 2.,"SON OF EDGAR AND JESSIE ROBERTS, OF WINNIPEG."


SUTHERLAND,,J H R,24,"O B E, A F C",11/02/1920,,Lieutenant,Royal Air Force,,Canada,,WINNIPEG (OLD KILDONAN) PRESBYTERIAN CEMETERY,G.,"SON OF JANE ELEANOR SUTHERLAND, OF 8, DEBARY APARTMENTS, WARDLOW AVENUE, WINNIPEG, MAN., AND THE LATE WILLIAM ROBERT SUTHERLAND."

 

 

 


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