Flight Cadet Vernon William GRAHAM

Flight Cadet Vernon William GRAHAM

Male 1893 - 1918  (24 years)

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  • Name Vernon William GRAHAM 
    Title Flight Cadet 
    Born 5 Dec 1893  Cobden, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jul 1918  Napsbury, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Albans, St. Albans, Herfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I42024  Whitewater Region Early Families
    Last Modified 9 Nov 2021 

    Father Robert B GRAHAM,   b. 8 Nov 1857, Westmeath Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1932, MacLeod Valley, , Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Isabella MONTGOMERY,   b. 18 Jul 1858, Horton Twp., Renfrew, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Feb 1886  Methodist Church, Cobden, Renfrew Co., Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F3020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jessie Ivy CHANDLER,   b. Abt 1892, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 3 Apr 1918  Shottermill, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2021 
    Family ID F24956  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Graham, Sergeant Vernon William
    Graham, Sergeant Vernon William
    Photograph posted on Renfrew Collegiate Institute FB page
    https://www.facebook.com/RenfrewCollegiate/photos/a.1593943207513505/3008099742764504

    Documents
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    CHx-Memorial Hall Corner Stone Laid
    newspaper article-The Cobden Sun, Aug 29, 1919 p. 1
    Graham, Vernon William WWI Military Service Record
    Graham, Vernon William WWI Military Service Record
    Killed accidently in plane crash
    http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B3713-S001
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    CHx-Two documents found in corner stone of destroyed Memorial Hall
    Newspaper Clipping from the 1958 Scrapbook of Irene McLaren,
    provided to Fay Bennett by Jack McLaren
    Graham, Flight Cadet Vernon William
    Graham, Flight Cadet Vernon William
    The Canadian Virtual War Memorial (CVWM)
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/364907

    Histories
    Graham, Flight Cadet Vernon William - WWI Casualty
    Graham, Flight Cadet Vernon William - WWI Casualty
    Articles and information compiled by Fay Bennett from sources noted

  • Notes 
    • Cobden of the Past FB Page Nov 8, 2018
      Sgt. Vernon William Graham was a druggist who enlisted Dec 13, 1915 at the age of 22 and died Jul 16, 1918 in England, age 24. He was the son of Robert B. Graham and Isabella Montgomery and was born in Cobden. He transferred from a Sgt in the 5th Canadian Division into the 18th Wing of Royal Canadian Air Force in December 1917. He was approved in May 2018, to marry Jessie Chandler in England while enlisted. In July while a Flight Cadet, he was killed accidentally in a mid-air collision between two Avros near Napsbury, England.

  • Sources 
    1. [S668] Census - Canada, Ontario, Renfrew Co., Westmeath Twp., - 1911, Library and Archives of Canada, Archivia Net On-Line Research Tool, (Database, http://www.collectionscanada.ca/archivianet/1911/index-e.html).

    2. [S493] Renfrew County Marriages, 1876-1890, Lewis, Olga, (Sep 1998).

    3. [S779] "Ontario Marriage Registrations online at Ancestry.com", FamilyTree.Com, (subscription www.ancestry.ca), #010299 Ross Twp., Renfrew Co., Ontario (Reliability: 3).