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VC1277    David Ernest Hornell

Name   David Ernest Hornell    No.      POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   1277   Awards   VC    

Regiment   Royal Canadian Air Force, 162 Squadron



Rank VC Won    Flight Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Flight Lieutenant

Place Of Birth   Mimico, Ontario, Canada

Place Of Death   In a dinghy, north of Shetland Islands, North Atlantic

Buried/Location Ashes   Lerwick New Cemetery (in hospital grounds), Knab Road, Zetland, Shetland Islands, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone    Headstone (CWGC)     Plot/Grave no.   Upper Ground 17, RP Terrace 7B, Grave 17

Gazetted    28 July 1944

VC Presented   12 December 1944, Governor-General of Canada, Canada


P  Headstone, Lerwick New Cemetery (in hospital grounds), Knab Road, Zetland, Shetland Islands, Scotland

P  Named on VC RAF Memorial at St Clement Dane's Church, Aldwych, London

David Hornell Primary School, Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque,  Hornell School, Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Per Adua Ad Astra Memorial, Univercity Avenue, Toronto, Canada

Named on Roll of Honour, John English School, Mimico Avenue, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada

Memorial Plaque, Victoria Cross Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Plaque at Royal Canadian Legion Post Trail, British Colombia, Canada

P  Path at Field of Honour Cemetery, 703 Donegani, Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, York Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

P  Victoria Cross Memorial, Barrie Military Heritage Park, Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada

Named on War Memorial, South Wall, St Magnus Church, Greenfield Place, Lerwick, Shetland Islands

P  Victoria Cross Roll of Honour, Union Jack Club, Waterloo, Southwark, London

By The Way…

Before the war he worked for the Goodyear Tyre Company in research

VC Held By

Air Command Heritage Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada



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BORN    26 January 1910

DIED  24 June 1944   AGE    34

VC Won   24 June 1944   AGE   34

Place VC Won   North Atlantic

War/Campaign   Second World War

Second World War