Joseph Miles MacDonell

Poppy - Lest We Forget

Rank and Honours: Sergeant R/71617

‘Pilot’ on headstone

Unit(s): RCAF


Next of Kin/Parents: Mr. Miles and Mrs. Rose MacDonell

Toronto, ON

Date of Birth: 1918
Date of Death (& Place): 6 June 1941. RAF had an operational training unit at base ‘Usworth’. Casualties from this ‘station’ included 9 airmen from RCAF: probably training action  death
Burial Information: Hylton (castletown) Cemetery, Durham, United Kindom

Sec. D.; Row 1; Grave 725

Further Personal Information Note:

Spelling of family name on VAC form deceased had “upper case”. D. in family name

Father/ mother “lower case” d.

Our memorial uses “upper case” D.

Head stone uses ‘upper case’ all through

Roll of Honour:

War Memorial More/ Fisher Slype.

St. Michael’s College

War Memorial outside Chapel

St. Michael’s College School

Details have been verified from the following sources:  


See Also: Commonwealth War Grave Commission

Virtual War Memorial