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James Edward Traill

James Edward Traill

Male 1920 - 1945  (24 years)

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  • Name James Edward Traill 
    Born 26 Apr 1920  Drummond Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1945  Baraque de Fraiture, Luxembourg, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Killed during special duty air operations.
    Buried Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Arrondissement Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I763  Family Tree
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 

    Father William Ralph Traill,   b. 6 Apr 1892, Darling Township, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1959, Lanark County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth Pretty,   b. 24 Jul 1897, Tatlock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1984, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 22 Dec 1915  Tatlock, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1182  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Eileen Vivienne Rogers,   b. 17 May 1915,   d. Sep 1991, London Borough of Wandsworth, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Jan 1945  Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F286  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Apr 1920 - Drummond Township, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Jan 1945 - Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Mar 1945 - Baraque de Fraiture, Luxembourg, Belgium Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Arrondissement Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    James Traill
    James Traill
    Wreckage of RCAF plane, Lancaster K.B. 778
    Wreckage of RCAF plane, Lancaster K.B. 778

    Documents
    Casualty Enquiry Investigation Report
    Casualty Enquiry Investigation Report

    Headstones
    James Traill
    James Traill
    Flying Officer
    J.E. Traill
    Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
    Royal Canadian Air Force
    21st March 1945
    William & Elizabeth Traill and daughter Rita. (James is listed, but buried in Belgium)
    William & Elizabeth Traill and daughter Rita. (James is listed, but buried in Belgium)
    TRAILL

    William R.
    1892 - 1959

    His Wife
    Elizabeth Pretty
    1897 - 1984

    F.O. James E.
    1920 - 1945

    Reta E.
    1916 - 2011

    Census
    1921 Canada Census
    1921 Canada Census
    Drummond Township, Ontario

  • Notes 
    • James had enlisted on 26 November 1941 and embarked from Halifax for the U.K. on 16 May 1943. He arrived at 3 PRC on 24 May 1943, No. 1(C) OTU 12 August 1943, 2PDC 7 October 1943, Gibraltar 23 October 1943, 48 Sqn. 14 October 1943, 161 Sqn. 1 March 1944, 138 Sqn 24 February 1944 and 161 Squadron 24 July 1944. Sadly James was to lose his life on 21 March 1945, only two months after his marriage.