In memory of

Flying Officer

William Charles Hailstone

who died on 13 Jul 1943

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 458 Squadron, Royal Australian Air Force
  Rank Flying Officer
  Service number J10642
  Date of death 19430713
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  J10642 Flying Officer (No. 458 Squadron RAAF pilot) William Charles Hailstone (b.1917) of Regina was KIA 19430713 and is commemorated on the Malta Memorial, Valetta, for airmen from the Mediterranean theatre who died with no known grave. Hailstone's Wellington failed to return from a sea search off Sardinia. He was the son of Charles and Annie (Coleman) Hailstone who came from England. William was born at Weyburn, educated at Ceylon and was working for Greyhound bus lines at Regina when he enlisted at Edmonton in 1941.

HE Bradley, WW Wright and DH McConechy died on the same flight.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Malta Memorial, Valetta    

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  Honour roll location(s) Regina
  Geo-memorial Hailstone Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 55.8°N / 104.55°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 73P15
  Geo-memorial details Northeast of Missinipe.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19170803
  Place of birth Weyburn    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19410609
  Place of enlistment Edmonton, Alberta    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
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