I just got a call from an archive library guy somewhere in the UK. A bracelet was found and they are trying to tack down owner’s family. Ross MacFarlane son of Clare and George MacFarlane from Carleton Place . The bracelet says on back: “From Eileen or Elaine” which they think was a sister and dated 1942 and has his air force number. Like how cool to find this guys living relatives and get it back to them as he was killed in the war. Can you help ? Do you know this family?
CANADIAN VIRTUAL WAR MEMORIAL Ross Edward MacFarlane In memory of: Pilot Officer Ross Edward MacFarlane May 4, 1944 Chalons, Marne, France Military Service Service Number:J/86119 Age: 21 Force: Air Force Unit: Royal Canadian Air Force Division: 626 (R.A.F.) Sqdn Citation(s): 1939-45 Star, Air Crew Europe Star, War Medal 1939-45, Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and Clasp. Posthumously awarded RCAF Operational Wings in recognition of gallant service in action against the enemy, the 21 January 1947. Additional Information Born: January 6, 1923 Carleton Place, Ontario Enlistment: March 7, 1942 Hamilton, Ontario Son of George Edward and Clara May (nee Jenkins) MacFarlane of Carleton Place, Ontario. Brother of Ronald Martin and Audrey Aileen. Commemorated on Page 372 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page. Burial Information Cemetery: BREUVERY-SUR-COOLE CHURCHYARD ; Marne, France Grave Reference: Plot 1. Row 1. Grave 2. Location: Breuvery-sur-Coole is a village and commune 12 kilometres south-west of Chalons-sur-Marne. The church is situated in the centre of the village and the Commonwealth graves are close to the east wall of the church.
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