Wartime Heritage ASSOCIATION
Remembering World War II Robert Francis Messenger Royal Canadian Air Force
Robert Francis Messenger Aircraftman 2nd Class E/213504 Royal Canadian Air Force January 8, 1925 Standard, Alberta January 8, 1943 Regina, Saskatchewan Cabri, Saskatchewan 18 5 feet, 10 inches Medium Blue Brown Single Student Anglican Alfred Messenger (Father) Cabri, Saskatchewan September 10, 1943 18 Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta Lot 4. Block 3. Sec. A
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Robert Messenger was the son of Alfred Messenger and Florence Maud Messenger. The family had lived in Saskatchewan for three years prior to Robert’s enlistment. He completed grade 11 and was employed as a shipping clerk at Marshall Well in Calgary from July 1942 until his enlistment. Following his enlistment he trained in Regina until May 18, 1943. He then was at No 2, Manning Depot, Brandon, Manitoba until June 28, 1943. He was taken on strength at No 7 Initial Training School, Saskatoon. Robert was admitted to Station Hospital in Saskatoon on July 29, 1943 suffering from acute bacterial endocarditis (infection of the heart's inner lining or heart valves) and died on September 10, 1943. He was buried on September 13, 1943 in Queen’s Park Cemetery, Calgary, Alberta.