Airman 1st Class D. W. Clement
SAC 1913-1915

Airman 1st Class David Ward Clement was the son of Edwin Perry and Janie E. Bowlby Clement, Kitchener, Ontario. He attended St. Andrew's College from 1913 to 1915.

He was serving in the 22nd Squadron, Royal Flying Corps when he was killed in action on Monday December 3rd, 1917 at the age of 20 and is buried in Aire Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France (Grave or Number: I. G. 6.) 

From March 1915 to February 1918, Aire was a busy but peaceful centre used by Commonwealth forces as corps headquarters. The Highland Casualty Clearing Station was based there as was the 39th Stationary Hospital (from May 1917) and other medical units. Plot I contains burials from this period. The burials in plots II, III and IV (rows A to F) relate to the fighting of 1918, when the 54th Casualty Clearing Station came to Aire and the town was, for a while, within 13 kilometres of the German lines. The cemetery now contains 894 Commonwealth burials of the First World War and a few French and German war graves. There are also 21 Second War burials, mostly dating from the withdrawal to Dunkirk in May 1940.

  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission Page for David Clement.
  • Commemorated on Page 576 of the First World War Book of Remembrance.