In memory of

Flight Lieutenant

Martin Edward Tomsett

who died on 26 Jul 1941

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Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 10 Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force
  Rank Flight Lieutenant
  Service number C1069
  Date of death 19410726
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  C1069 Flight Lieutenant (No. 10 North Atlantic Bomber Reconnaissance Squadron RCAF pilot) Martin Edward Tomsett (b.1914) of Regina was KIA 19410726 and is buried at Gander cemetery, Newfoundland. Tomsett's Digby crashed on return from a patrol. He was the son of Gerald Thomas Elgar and Mary Tomsett who homesteaded SW37-7-29-W3 just west of Willows (east of Assiniboia). Martin was a graduate of Balfour Tech and was working as a shipper for Cominco at Regina when he enlisted the day before Canada declared war. He left a wife Bernice Margaret (Barlow) at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and later of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 159 - Sherwood
  Cemetery or memorial location Gander cemetery, Newfoundland & Labrador    

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  Honour roll location(s) Central collegiate
Regina
  Geo-memorial Tomsett Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 56.3833°N / 106.7167°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74B7
  Geo-memorial details In the Shea River east of Porter Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19140705
  Place of birth Willows    (Please click here for map.)
  Date of enlistment 19390909
  Place of enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Residence on enlistment Regina    (Please click here for map.)
  Occupation shipper
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