In memory of

Flight Sergeant

Guy Alexander Chestnut

who died on 11 Jun 1941

Service details
  Conflict WWII
  Service RCAF
  Unit No. 609 Squadron, Royal Air Force
  Rank Flight Sergeant
  Service number R61465
  Date of death 19410611
  Cause of death killed in action
Narrative history
  R61465 Flight Sergeant (No. 609 West Riding Squadron RAF pilot) Guy Alexander Chestnut (b.1917) of Moosomin was KIA 19410611 and is buried at Margate cemetery, Kent, England. Chestnut's Spitfire was damaged by flak and he crashed into a cliff near Ramsgate trying to get back to base. He was the son of William Alexander and Lena Catherine Chestnut. Dr. W.A. came from Ireland and began his medical practice at Moosomin in 1919. Guy was born at Tyndal, Manitoba, and joined the Royal Bank at Moosomin in 1936, later serving at Gull Lake and Montréal, Québec, before enlisting at Regina in 1940. Two of his brothers Jack and Harold served in the Army with the latter winning the Military Cross as a medical officer. Guy was Moosomin's first casualty of the war.
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Memorial information
  Saskatchewan rural municipality for commemoration 121 - Moosomin
  Cemetery or memorial location Margate cemetery, Kent, England    

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  Honour roll location(s) Moosomin
  Geo-memorial Chestnut Lake, Saskatchewan     
  Geo-memorial location 59.4167°N / 104.7167°W
  Geo-memorial NTS map reference 74P7
  Geo-memorial details Northeast of Black Lake.
Personal information
  Date of birth 19170824
  Place of birth Tyndal, Manitoba    
  Date of enlistment 19400604
  Place of enlistment Regina    
  Residence on enlistment Moosomin    
  Occupation banker
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