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- Thos. Herbert Campbell Burley son of Mr and Mrs George E Burley of Fenelon Falls, Ont., enlisted for service with the Royal Canadian Air Force on July 6, 1940.
He received his training at Toronto, Camp Borden, Ont., Regina, Sask., Montreal, Que., and Jarvis, Ont.
T.H.C. Burley was promoted to LAC and to Warrant Officer 1. WO Burley was sent overseas in March 1941. He saw action against the enemy as a wireless air gunner over the North Sea. WO Burley also acted as an Instructor while in England. WO Burley transferred from the R.C.A.F. to the R.A.F. in England.
W.O. Burley returned to Canada on December 20, 1942. He acted as an Instructor in Wireless after his overseas service.
While instructing at Pennfield Ridge, Can. bringing a new plane to Canada, WO Burley was lost at Rhode Island, U.S.A. on June 12th, 1943. WO Burley lost his life in this unfortunate airplane accident.
Thos. Herbert Campbell Burley was a surveyor prior to enlisting in the service of his country.
- This card is part of a larger collection of World War II personnel clippings. The project began in 1944 at the Lindsay Library. The intent was to gather together as much information as possible on the military record and the service of people from the Town of Lindsay and the County of Victoria (now Kawartha Lakes) who served in the war. To that end, during the years 1944, 1945, and 1946, members of the public donated photographs and updated information about their loved ones. Both library staff and the public saved and donated newspaper clippings. Some of the files contain great amounts of detail, while others have just a name.
- Date Of Event:
- 6 Jul 1940
- Personal Name(s):
- Thomas Herbert Campbell Burley ; Herbert Burley ; Herb Burley
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