Whitehill Former Pupils’ Club

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James Sutherland Cant – age 23 – Flying Officer/Pilot (128923) 640 Squadron, Bomber Command, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve.

James was commissioned from Aircraftman (1341371) in September 1942 and promoted to F/O in March 1943. His Halifax bomber took off from RAF Leconfield in Yorkshire for a raid on Leipzig but crashed at Stendal. James was buried in Gohre, Germany but was re-interred in Berlin in May 1947. (Source: London Gazette 6/11/1942 p.4869 & 13/4/1943 p.1748, aircrewremembered.com and CWGC)

Born 1920 in Bridgeton, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of James Sutherland Cant and Margaret Beattie Cant of Glasgow and nephew of Effie M. Cant of 12 Scotia Avenue, Millerston, Glasgow E1.

(Source: CWGC, Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour and family grave in Riddrie Park cemetery – SWGP p.26)

Killed in Action on 20 February 1944.

Commonwealth War Grave – Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Germany.