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Donald James Elliott
Donald James Elliott Flying Officer/Navigator J/22208 405 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force October 11, 1921 Springhill, NS September 7, 1940 Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 18 5 feet, 10 inches fair blue brown Bank Clerk Single Presbyterian Miss Mimie Katherine Elliott (Aunt) Springhill, NS January 3, 1944 22 Hanover War Cemetery, Germany Commemorated on page 299 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on June 26 Donald was the son of Donald David (d. October 29, 1935) and Dora Ethel Elliott (d. May 27, 1927) , of Springhill, Cumberland Co., NS. After the death of his parents he was brought up by his Aunt, Miss M. C. Elliott, of Springhill who was his legal guardian until age of 21. He was a brother of Frances Jean (Elliott) Canning, and Gladys Sutherland (Elliott) Dolan. Donald was educated at Springhill High School and Amherst Academy. He then entered the service of the Canadian Bank of Commerce on September 23, 1938 and served at branches in the Maritime Provinces until his enlistment. He was employed, for the year immediately prior to enlisting ,with the Bank in Charlottetown, PEI. Donald enlisted with the RCAF on September 7, 1940, at Charlottetown, PEI, and went overseas on September 9, 1942 arriving in the United Kingdom on October 8, 1942. In England he served at No. 23 Operational Training Unit between December 3, 1942 and March 25, 1943 when he joined 425 (Alouette) Squadron, RCAF, operating over North Africa and Sicily in summer of 1943. He made over 30 flights as Navigator. He returned to England in November, 1943 and was taken on strength with 405 Squadron in December, 1943. While serving with 405 RCAF Squadron, Flying Officer Elliott was reported killed in air operations on January 3, 1944, when his Lancaster aircraft (ND.330) with a crew of seven failed to return from a raid on Berlin. A telegram from the International Red Cross quoting German information stated that F/O Elliott was killed on January 3, 1944. He was initially buried in the Wahrenholz Cemetery, Gifhorn District, Germany on January 6, 1944. German documents indicated that the plane was shot down at 2:15 am, three kilometres from Wahreholz. P/O Elliott was identified by his identify discs.