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tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« on: Saturday 18 February 17 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Hi dear members, I would like to track down the relatives of P/O Howard John Menzies the 21 year old pilot of a Halifax bomber of 432 sqdn RCAF shotdown 28th May 1944 during a raid on Bourg Leopold german barracks. Howard John menzies was born 25th June 1923 at Winipegg. Prior his enlistment he lived at Radcliffe Ave,West vancouver,BC. At the time of his death his Father lived at 207W Hastings St.Vancouver. The reason that i would like to get in touch with his relatives is that we planned an memorial near the spot where Howard's Halifax crashed and took his live. This will be unveiled at 28th may 2017 near Budel. If some one can put me on the right track that would be owesome. I am in touch already with other relatives of his crew.

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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 18 February 17 15:47 GMT (UK) »
His death certificate... father is Howard Patrick Menzies b England, mother is Benva Florence Smith b Manitoba.

http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Image/Genealogy/7daa89af-4ae0-483b-bbd4-4f4bf1940edd

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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 18 February 17 15:55 GMT (UK) »
Howard Patrick Menzies and Benva Florence Smith were married in West Selkirk Manitoba in 1922.

http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/ListView.php

I can see a border crossing into the USA for Howard and "Fanny" from 1943 - gives contact as son Howard in the RCAF.  Their home address is the one you have in BC.   

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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 18 February 17 21:07 GMT (UK) »
Hello RK,

        All very interesting. Thank you very much for your contribution which i hope it will ended up with
a good result as that i get in touch with Howards relatives.

Cheers,
Adrian
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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 18 February 17 21:21 GMT (UK) »
On the fathers death certificate in 1969 - Howard Patrick Menzies was living at 945 Marine Drive. West Vancouver.  Informant was his wife.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68T9-ZQL?mode=g&i=890&cc=1538285

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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 18 February 17 21:26 GMT (UK) »
There is a death record for a possible sister of Howard Menzies Jnr - Donna Rasmussen or Martin -
born 1 February 1925 Winnipeg Manitoba. Passed away 24 March 1871. Lived Wilson Avenue South Burnaby British Columbia. Informant Jack matin 305 - 5978 Wilson Avenue. Burnaby BC.
Father Howard Patrick Menzies and mother Benva Florence Smith. Cremation North Shore Crematorium.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-6PLQ-6LR?mode=g&i=1208&cc=1538285

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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 18 February 17 23:25 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Another border crossing document for Howard Patrick Menzies in 1935... wife is listed as Benvaneuta Florence Smith.    Howard born in London, England, aged 35.  Immigration to New York City in 1912 on the S S Baltic. 

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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 18 February 17 23:28 GMT (UK) »
On the fathers death certificate in 1969 - Howard Patrick Menzies was living at 945 Marine Drive. West Vancouver.  Informant was his wife.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-68T9-ZQL?mode=g&i=890&cc=1538285

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From this record that Sandra found, Howard Patrick Menzies's parents are Stewart Menzies and Annie McCombie, both born in Scotland. 

This is likely the family in 1901
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X9N4-6WM

Looks like your P/O Menzies has several Aunts and Uncles.

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Re: tracking down relatives P/O Howard John Menzies
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 18 February 17 23:31 GMT (UK) »
This may be Howard Patrick's immigration ... 1913, SS Baltic, to NYC.

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJMR-HMD

Passenger list image... (free, from the Library and Archives Canada site)
http://www.rootschat.com/links/01jin/

Stewart and Annie with children Elizabeth, John, Donald and Howard

RK