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Name: Joseph Gerard Newman Rank: Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Service No: R/79294 Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: April 10, 1918 Place of Birth: St. John, New Brunswick Date of Enlistment: March 14, 1941 Place of Enlistment: Montreal, Quebec Address At Enlistment: Outremont, Quebec Age at Enlistment: 22 Height: 5 feet, 9½ inches Weight: 133 lbs. Complexion: Fair Eyes: Blue Hair: Dark Brown Previous Military: Canadian Guards, Farnham, Quebec [five months training] Royal Montreal Regiment Trade: Production Engineer Marital Status: Single/Married Religion: Roman Catholic Next of Kin: John Frederick Newman (Father) Outremont, Quebec Date of Death: September 1, 1942 Age at Death: 24 Cemetery: Dunure Cemetery (Ayrshire, Scotland) Grave Reference: Sec. E. (Blue) Grave 199. Commemorated on page 102 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa March 4 Flight Sergeant Newman was the son of John F. Newman and Mary [Viger] Newman of Outremont, Quebec, and husband of Helen Ferne [Brayne] Newman, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada [born in Tusket Falls, Yarmouth Co., NS]. He attended Lajoie School, Outremont from 1925 to 1932, McGee High School, Montreal and St. Thomas College, Chatham, New Brunswick between 1932 and 1936. He served with 119th Squadron, RCAF Station Yarmouth between April 19, 1941 and May 2, 1941. He was married on August 18, 1941 at St. Michael’s Rectory, Chatham, New Brunswick. He served in Canada between March 14, 1941 and September 1, 1942 and was posted overseas in December 1941 and continued training. He was serving with No. 5 Operational Training Unit at Turnberry when he was involved in a non operational flying accident on September 1, 1942. Two planes were approaching to land. Flight Sergeant Newman was approaching on a flatter approach. Both aircraft hit in mid air at a height of 100 feet and crashed in flames. The crash occurred at 1:30 pm. Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
Joseph Gerard Newman