Jeffrey George Wilbert


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Jeffrey George Wilbert

  1. 1. LEST WE FORGET By: Hannah Blackwell
  2. 2. <ul><li>Name – Jeffrey George Wilbert </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Place-Carleton Place Ontario </li></ul><ul><li>Birth Date- April 26 th 1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Address- 75 Fentiman Avenue </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Characteristics- Good looking and well dressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Personality- Frank, pleasing, well poised, easy conversationalist, and sincere. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>  </li></ul>Hopewell Avenue Public School where Jeffrey went to from 1923-1932
  4. 4. Glebe Collegiate Institute where Jeffrey attended from 1932-1937
  5. 5. <ul><li>In 1940 Jeffrey enlisted to go fight in World War 2, during this time he was : </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Aged- 22 </li></ul><ul><li>Weight- 167 </li></ul><ul><li>Height- 5’ 9’’ </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>April 15 1940 was the date Jeffrey’s enlistment was approved. He went to fight in World War 2 for his country, working as an air observer in the Royal Canadian air force. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  6. 6. Air Observer <ul><li>To be a air observer you must demonstrate a level of skill, knowledge and judgment appropriate to the requirements all aviation positions. A modern day term for air observer is co pilot. Jeffrey had to be a skilled pilot and have to work with other pilots to observe the air space around the air craft. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Jeffrey enlisted to fight in World War 2 due to his patriotism. He wanted to help fight for Canada and stop the other countries from attacking. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Stirling Aircraft # N 3658 This picture is showing the aircraft Jeffrey worked in as an air observer
  9. 9. Record of Service <ul><li>Toronto April 16 th 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Malton May 23 rd 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Jarvis August 18 th 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Trenton September 29 th 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Ottawa November 6 th 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>Rockcliffe November 14 th 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>United Kingdom November 25 th 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>To 17 O.T.U. November 30 th 1940 </li></ul><ul><li>To 11 O.T.U. January 26 th 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>To 15 Sgdn. March 14 th 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>To 1 Dep. N.I. August 8 th 1941 </li></ul><ul><li>Missing August 8 th 1941 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>On August 8 th 1941 Jeffrey died during air operations in Germany. </li></ul><ul><li>He was missing and presumed dead. </li></ul><ul><li>Jeffrey was 24 years 3 months and 13 days old when he died. </li></ul><ul><li>He had been fighting in the War for 2 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Sergeant Observer Jeffrey is buried in the War Cemetery at Uden . </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>In Memory of Sergeant GEORGE WILBERT JEFFREY R/53751, 15 (R.A.F.) Sqdn, Royal Canadian Air Force who died age 24 on 08 August 1941 Son of James Thompson Jeffrey and Mary Maliue Jeffrey; husband of Margery Alice Jeffrey, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Remembered with honour UDEN WAR CEMETERY </li></ul>Commemorated in perpetuity by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission