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Lieut John Burleigh Carling

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Lieut John Burleigh Carling

Birth
Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Death 5 May 1918 (aged 19)
Shirley, London Borough of Croydon, Greater London, England
Burial Ottawa, Ottawa Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Plot Sec 53
Memorial ID 20814418 View Source
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Youngest son of Frederick William Carling and Eva Caroline Pattee. His great grandfather founded the Carling Brewery in London, Ontario.

John enlisted in the Air Force just after his 18th birthday, adding two years to his age. Just 20 months later he was dead at age 19. His brother, Capt. Gordon Burleigh Carling, died the seven weeks later.

The squadron first formed on 1 November 1917 as 109th Squadron Royal Flying Corps at South Carlton UK, operating the de Havilland DH.9 until it was disbanded on 19 August 1918.

After seven months of continuous flying over Germany, John returned to London in April 1918 planning a three-month leave to visit family in Canada. Tragically he contracted Scarlet Fever and died in Shirley Park Hospital, Croydon, Surrey a month later.


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Lieutenant
JOHN BURLEIGH CARLING
Royal Air Force
5th May 1918
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In Memoriam
FRED W. CARLING [Father]
Died Nov. 14th, 1943
Cpt GORDON BURLEIGH CARLING
P.P.C.L.I.
Killed in Action 1918
Lieut. JOHN BURLEIGH CARLING
109th SQDN. R.A.F.
Killed in Action 1918
EVA C. CARLING [Mother]
Died Jan. 3rd, 1953
LEWIS BURLEIGH CARLING
Died Nov. 6th, 1966
SYLVER CARLING [Wife of Lewis]
Died Aug. 15th, 1968


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