Not Forgotten – Canada


Map key: Cemetery: Town:
1 Hillside cemetery. Medicine Hat
2 Rosedale cemetery. Moose Jaw
3 Ottawa Memorial. Ottawa


Hillside cemetery, Medicine Hat, Alberta.

During the 1939-1945 War, No.34 Service Flying Training School was established at Medicine Hat. The majority of the graves in this cemetery are from the 1939-1945 War. Many of the casualties were from the Flying Training School. Most of the war graves lie together in Block 139, where a Cross of Sacrifice was erected in 1960. There are now nearly 20, 1914-1918 and nearly 60, 1939-1945 War casualties commemorated in this site.

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PŘÍHODA Bohuslav, 29, F/Sgt, 34 SFTS., Pilot


* 03/08/14, Svratka, Žďár nad Sázavou

† 12/12/43, Medicine Hat, Alberta

During an aerobatic training flight his Harvard, 2742, dived into the ground and was burnt out.?

Grave ref: Lot 10. Block 139C. Sec. C.

A symbolic urn, is also interred at Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

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ŠABÍK Julius, 22, LAC, 34 SFTS., Pilot trainee


* 09/07/20, Verešvár, Nitra

† 12/06/43, Medicine Hat, Alberta

Killed in a training flight accident

Grave ref: Lot 5. Block 139D. Sec. C.

A symbolic urn, No 5, is also interred in the Slovak Republic.

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Visiting information here

Location Information:

Hillside Cemetery is located at the corner of 10th Avenue South-West and Gershaw Drive (Highway 3). The cemetery is across the street from the airport.

Address: Hillside cemetery, Crowsnest Highway, Medicine Hat, AB T1A.
GPS Location: +50° 1′ 39.25″, -110° 42′ 46.76″
Map Location: View

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Ottawa Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario,

The Ottawa Memorial commemorates almost 800 men and women of the Air Forces of the Commonwealth who lost their lives while serving in units operating from bases in Canada, the British West Indies and the United States of America, or while training in Canada and the U.S.A., and who have no known graves.

Six Czechoslovak airmen, the crew of a B25 Mitchell bomber, FV952, that failed to return from a night navigational flight over the Caribbean Sea are commemorated at this Memorial. They a commemorated at the Nassau War Cemetery, Bahamas..

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FUCHS Pavel, 27, Sgt, 111 OTU, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 29/05/16, Rakovník

† 23/11/43, NW New Providence, Bahamas

Grave ref: panel 2. Column 2

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KRUPICA Rupert, 26, Sgt, 111 OTU, Pilot


* 23/01/17, Chvalčov, Kroměříž

† 23/11/43, NW New Providence, Bahamas

Grave ref: panel 2. Column 2

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OPLATKA [Brdský] Adolf [Petr], 22, Sgt, 111 OTU, Wireless Operator


* 28/05/21, Prague

† 23/11/43, NW New Providence, Bahamas

Grave ref: panel 2. Column 2

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ŠIMANDL Josef, 29, F/O, 111 OTU, Navigator trainee

* 08/10/14, České Budějovice

† 23/11/43, NW New Providence, Bahamas

Grave ref: panel 2. Column 2

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STYBLÍK Miroslav, 29, W/O, 111 OTU, Pilot


* 10/06/14, Rožďalovice, Nymburk

† 23/11/43, NW New Providence, Bahamas

Grave ref: panel 2. Column 2

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TOMEK [Treulich] Hanuš, 24, Sgt, 111 OTU, Wireless Operator/Air Gunner


* 21/07/19, Pardubice

† 23/11/43, NW New Providence, Bahamas

Grave ref: panel 2. Column 2

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Location Information:

The Ottawa Memorial stands on the north-eastern point of Green Island in the City of Ottawa, overlooking the Rideau Falls.

Address: Ottawa Memorial, 90-94 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON K1N.
GPS Location: +45° 26′ 27.08″, -75° 41′ 45.90″
Map Location: View

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Rosedale cemetery, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

Moose Jaw is a large industrial city 72 kilometres west of Regina. It has a large military airport, where No. 32 Solo Flying Training School was based during the 1939-1945 War. Rosedale Cemetery, which belongs to the City of Moose Jaw, contains 61 Commonwealth war graves, of which 48 are those of airmen, most of whom lost their lives on training flights at the Air School. The majority of the war graves are in Lot 8 Block 10, of which 35 are those of airmen of the Royal Air Force and 13 airmen of the Royal Canadian Air Force while the remainder are those of Canadian soldiers.

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BLATNÝ Benedikt, 29, F/Lt, 32 SFTS, Pilot

* 21/03/14, Lovčice, Hodonín

† 08/07/43, Moose Jaw

Killed in training flight accident in Anson AS625 when it collided with Anson AS229 probably due to both pilots being blinded by the sun.

Grave ref: Lot 8. Block 10. Grave 236.

A symbolic urn, is also interred at Hodonín, Czech Republic.

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MALÝ Svatopluk, 28, LAC, 32 SFTS, Pilot trainee

* 06/12/14, Křelov, Olomouc

† 08/07/43, Moose Jaw

Killed in training flight accident in Anson AS229 when it collided with Anson AS625 probably due to both pilots being blinded by the sun.

Grave ref: Lot 8. Block 10. Grave 237.

A symbolic urn, No 3, is also interred at the Airman’s Memorial, Prostějov, Czech Republic.

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Visiting information here

Location Information:

This cemetery is located on the corner of Caribou Street West and Thatcher Drive West.

Address: Rosedale cemetery, Thatcher Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6H.
GPS Location: +50° 23′ 53.93″, -105° 35′ 8.65″
Map Location: View

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The assistance of Ministerstvo obrany České republiky [Ministry of Defence, Czech Republic], the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The War Graves Photographic Project and other valued contributors, with this article, is very much appreciated.




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