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John Chapple Tate Rank: Flying Officer Force: Royal Canadian Air Force Service Number: J/15351 Date of Birth: June 19, 1911 Place of Birth: Paris, Ontario Date of Enlistment: July 22. 1940 Place of Enlistment: Hamilton, Ontario Address At Enlistment: Caledonia, Ontario Age at Enlistment: 29 Previous: 10th Brant Dragoons [1925-1928]; Royal Canadian Dragoons [1925] Trade: Foreman Marital Status: Married Religion: Anglican Next of Kin: Mary Kathleen Tate {Wife] Brantford, Ontario Flying Officer John [Jack] Chapple Tate was the son of George and Gertrude L. Tate, of Paris and husband of Mary Kathleen [Walsh] Tate, of Brantford. He was married July 20, 1940 in Ayr, Ontario. Taken on strength with 113th Squadron at RCAF Yarmouth on July 3, 1942, John Chapple Tate was serving with #11 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Mont Joli, Quebec, on temporary assignment from RCAF Station Yarmouth, NS. He was a Wireless Air Gunner Instructor with Hudson Aircraft 685 that was returning to Mont Joli, from an anti-submarine patrol on October 14, 1942. The plane crashed twenty-five miles north of Chandler, Quebec sometime between 5:00am and 5:30am. Residents in the area heard an explosion. The crew of four were all killed. The cause of the crash may have been caused by a fire to the port engine. Date of Death: October 14, 1942 Age At Death: 31 Cemetery: St James Anglican Church Cemetery, Paris, Brant Co., Ontario Grave Reference: Plot 25. Lot A. Grave 2. Commemorated on Page 118 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on March 12 Sources and Information: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Veterans Affairs Canada
John Chapple Tate