Location: City of Toronto N 43.69881 W -79.37382
In Mount Pleasant Cemetery, a short distance inside the Bayview Avenue gates.
This memorial was erected to pay tribute to the airmen who died while on duty in Canada as members of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Air Force during World War I. This was before the 1920 creation of the RCAF.
Later, the dates of World War II were also added. A brass emblem of the RAF is mounted at the top of the tall granite stone. No names are mentioned on the memorial, but several former servicemen are buried in this busy cemetery, including one of the most famous of them all, William G. Barker V.C. You can see my previous post of his memorial by following this link: http://ontariowarmemorials.blogspot.com/2013/03/toronto-william-g-barker.html
The Mount Pleasant cemetery is the final resting place of dozens of people who served gallantly for the cause of freedom. A wonderful resource of the detailed list WWI & WWII Commonwealth War Graves found here: file:///C:/Users/Tim/AppData/Local/Temp/mount-pleasant-cemetery-wwi-wwii-cwgc-listing.pdf
OF THE ROYAL FLYING
ROYAL AIR FORCE
WHILST ON DUTY
1917 - 1919
1939 - 1945