Irvine Nathaniel Caskey

Flying Officer Irvine Nathaniel Caskey, J18411
MacDonald, Manitoba
Royal Canadian Air Force

Flying Officer Caskey is sponsored by the Province of Manitoba.
Flying Officer Caskey était parrainé par Province of Manitoba.

 

Birth place and date: Irvine was born in Portage la Prairie, MB on 1 May 1920.

Home town: Irvine grew up in MacDonald, MB.

Religion: Irvine was a member of the United Church.

Occupation: Before the war, Irvine worked in agriculture.

Marital Status: Irvine was never married or had any children.

Next of kin: Irvine’s next of kin was his father, William Alexander Caskey.

Date and location of enlistment: Irvine enlisted on 21 September 1941 in MacDonald, Manitoba.

Important dates:

  • Irvine was promoted to Aircraftman 2nd Class on 24 September 1942.
  • Irvine was promoted to Leading Aircraftman on 22 May 1942.

Medals: Irvine was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the A/C Euro Star, the Pilot Flying Badge, and the 1939/63 Star.

Burial location: Irvine is buried at the La Delivrande War Cemetery in France. He was 24 years old when he died.

Student’s final reflection:

I would like to thank Irvine Nathaniel Caskey, and his fellow soldiers, for everything they did to make our country a better place to live in. I feel that it must have been hard for Irvine to leave his family, but he was brave enough to take on the challenge and he fought for what he though was right.

Learning about Irvine makes me realize how lucky we are to live in such an amazing country. I am upset that Irvine and so many other Canadians had to sacrifice their lives se we can live peacefully.

Irvine had so much courage and bravery to fight for Canada. He will never be forgotten.

Written by: Tanna Playford, a student at Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.
Rédigé par:
Tanna Playford, un élève de Owen Sound Collegiate and Vocational Institute, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

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