In memory of

Flying Officer

Keith Bayfield Hadley

who died on 25 Apr 1944

Service details
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 107 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Flying Officer
  Service number J21855
  Date of death 19440425
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J21855 Flying Officer (No. 107 Squadron RAF pilot) Keith Bayfield Hadley (b.1923) of Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay district, Ontario, was KIA 19440425 and is buried at Grandcourt war cemetery east of Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, France. Hadley's Mosquito failed to pull out of a dive while attacking targets in northern France. Keith was born at Shellbrook, educated at Prince Albert and was a production worker at Canada Car & Foundry when he enlisted at Winnipeg late in 1941.

Brother of NH Hadley. They were the sons of Cecil Wilfred Leonard and Pearl Hadley who homesteaded in the Rozilee district northeast of Shellbrook, moving to Prince Albert in 1930. The carillon at St. Albans Anglican cathedral was dedicated to the memory of the Hadley brothers and 27 of their fellow parishioners.
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Photo of Hadley Island
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 461 - Prince Albert
  Cemetery or memorial location Grandcourt war cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France    

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  Honour roll location(s) Prince Albert
  Geo-memorial Hadley Island, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 55.6667°N / 105.7833°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73P12
  Geo-memorial details The family installed a memorial plaque on the island in Black Bear Island Lake in 1987.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19230112
  Place of birth Shellbrook    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19411111
  Place of enlistment Winnipeg, Manitoba    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Thunder Bay, Thunder Bay district, Ontario    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation factory worker
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