Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium

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  1. mvdv84

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    MARCH 19, 1945: KING, LAWRENCE GEORGE (age 29). Upham, New Brunswick, Canada. Private (G/28089). Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Died as a result of infectious hepatitis. Had 4 brothers Overseas. Plot 11, Row E, Grave 4. Temporary burial, Gent, Belgium.
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    MARCH 22, 1945:
    WARREN, GERALD DAVID (age 24). Glen Stewart, Ontario, Canada. Private (C/43631). Canadian Sec 2 Echelon HQ 21 Army Group. Killed in motorcycle accident vehicle C-5209338. Civilian Joseph de Smedt also died in the accident as a result of his injuries. The accident accrued in the area of Aalst, Belgium. Plot 10, Row F, Grave 1.
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    WHITE, RAYMOND ARTHUR (age 26). Grante, Alberta, Canada. Lance Corporal (P/7510). Canadian Provost Corps, 10 L. of C. Sec. Awarded One Good Conduct Badge. Killed in motorcycle accident. Plot 10, Row F, Grave 3.

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    MARCH 25, 1945: TREBELL, DONALD FRANCIS (age 31). Buffalo, New York, USA. Lieutenant. Perth Regiment, R.C.I.C. Served during the Italy campagne. While sleep walking he felt out of a second story window. Died from a compact fracture of skull. Plot 11, Row E, Grave 2. Temporary burial: Brugge, Belgium.

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    MARCH 27, 1945: DESBIENS, LORENZO (age 21). Balkow, Ontario, Canada. Gunner (B/17379). Royal Canadian Artillery, 5 Medium Regt. Served during the Italy campagne. Pte Desbiens was injured (compact fracture of skull with gross cerebral injury) and died on admission to hospital as a result of being stuck and knocked down by a truck driven by Tpr Wallas. Plot 10, Row D, Grave 11. Temporary burial: Ronse, Belgium.

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    MARCH 30, 1945:
    COOKE, GEORGE REESON (age 23). United Kingdom. Flying Officer (16935). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 5008 Airfield Construction Sqdn. Plot 12, Row E, Grave 4. (Details about death and temporary burial requested.)

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    DEVREKER, ANTHONY (age 21). Eerneghem, West Flanders, Belgium. Trooper (A/105460). South Alberta Regiment, R.C.A.C. 29th Armd. Reconnaissance Regt. Awarded the Military Medal. Died of wounds near the Rhine river, Netherlands while clearing a round from Sherman tank. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 3.

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    MARCH 31, 1945: UTLEY, RICHARD (age 36). Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Sergeant (B/16688). Royal Canadian Artillery, 4 Anti-Tank Regt. Served during the Italy campaign. Died from injuries. Fractured skull and cerebral laceration. About 6km out of Lille, France a civilian car approached around a curve. Sgt Utley swung out sharply to the right. The jeep commenced to bounce on the uneven ground, got out of control, rolled over on its side. Sgt Utley was killed and Sgts Jones and Fry were injured. Plot 7, Row H, Grave 1.

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    APRIL 10, 1941:
    HAMILTON, ROBERT JAMES (age 25). Australia. Pilot Officer (Navigator) (85676). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 144 Sqdn. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 6-7 (col)
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    HOWELL, JACK (age 19). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (552601). Royal Air Force, 144 Sqdn. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal: "This airman has carried out 46 operational flights as a WOP/AG. His work has been of the highest order and he has never failed to work his set even under the most adverse weather conditions. He has shown outstanding courage, determination and ability". (credits: Ray Parnell). Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 6-7 (col).
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    KERR, NOEL JAMES (age 21). Ireland. Pilot Officer (Pilot) (81041). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 144 Sqdn. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 5.
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    WICKENS, ARTHUR RONALD. United Kingdom. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (909288). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 144 Sqdn. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 6-7 (Col).
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    The crew of a Hampden Mk 1 (X3066) of 144 Squadron was shot down and killed on an operation flying from RAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire, to attack targets near Dusseldorf in the Ruhr Valley. His aircraft was shot down at 23:32 by Lt Hans-Dieter Frank I./NJG 1 and crashed near Neeroeteren, Belgium. All of the crew were killed. Temporary burial: Neeroeteren churchyard.
     
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    APRIL 16, 1945: LARGE, GEORGE RUSSELL (age 25). Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) (J/9688). Royal Canadian Air Force, 408 Sqdn. Reported missing on June 13, 1943 over Bochum, Germany and subsequently reported Prisoner of War. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 4.

    F/L Large was a Prisoner of War (No:1502) at Stalag Luft III. On the 10th April 1945 he was moved from Tarnstadt (N.E. of Bremen, Germany) towards Lubeck. At that time he was one of a party Prisoners of War being marched in column.

    Between the 13th and 14th April, 1945, while on the road, F/L Large reported sick. His illness was diagnosed as strangulated hernia + weakness of circulatory system and he is said to have been sent to hospital at Horneburg near Hamburg.

    He was escorted to the head of the column by a British Medical Officer but from thereon was in German hands. Temporary burial Ohlsdorf cemetery near Hamburg, Germany.

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    APRIL 17, 1945: WILSON, BRUCE (age 25). Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Private (H/52034). Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, 5 Armd. Div. Troops Coy. Served during the Italy campaign. Died, malignant hypertension. Plot 11, Row E, Grave 5. Temporary burial: Brugge, Belgium.

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    APRIL 22, 1945: COLLINS, NICHOLAS (age 26). Welland, Ontario, Canada. Private (B/629014). Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C. Died, pulmonary embolism. Plot 10, Row D, Grave 10. Temporary burial: Ronse, Belgium.

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    APRIL 25, 1943: REBBETOY, JAMES REGINALD (age 26). Cayuga, Ontario, Canada. Flying Officer (Pilot) (J/15741). Royal Canadian Air Force, 137 (R.A.F.) Sqdn. Awarded Operational Wings. Recommended for the Distinguished Flying Cross. REBBETOY took off Manston at 10.35 hrs on an operation to attack railway targets in the Diksmuide, Belgium area. A locomotive with 5 trucks was seen near Tielt, Belgium. During the attack machine gun fire came from each truck. The aircraft bursted into flames. Plot 1, Row E, Grave 2. Temporary burial: Stuiverstraat, Oostende, Belgium.

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    APRIL 30, 1945: MCHUGH, ANTHONY (age 36). Edinburgh, Mid Lothian, Scotland. Private (A/22603). Essex Scottish Regiment, R.C.I.C. Disembarked during the Dieppe Raid August 19, 1942. Taken there as Prisoner of War. Died (pneumonia) the same day that Hitler committed suicide. Plot 11, Row H, Grave 5.

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    From the Calgary Herald, 21 April 1945, pg 3

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    MAY 2, 1944: Lancaster KB711

    CHARTRAND, JOHN LOUIS EDMOND (age 24). Thurso, Quebec, Canada. Pilot Officer (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (J/86385). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row C, Grave 9.

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    MCNARY, JOHN CRAWFORD (age 23). Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Pilot Officer (Pilot) (J/85395). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row C, Grace 8.

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    419 Squadron RCAF 1941 to 1945 Crew of Lancaster KB711
    Claimed by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein 12/NJG1 near Ghent, Belgium.
     
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    MAY 10, 1940:
    BARHAM, HERBERT GEORGE (age 22). United Kingdom. Corporal (6398990). Royal Sussex Regiment, 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Died Between 10/05/1940 and 16/06/1940. Plot 1, Row AB, Grave 8
    *details/ service records requested*
    BARHAM, HERBERT GEORGE | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem

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    HARRIS, ARTHUR GEORGE (age 19 *not confirmed*) United Kingdom. Private (5337996). Royal Berkshire Regiment, 4th Bn. Died Between 10/05/1940 and 1/06/1940. Plot 5, Row AA, Grave 5
    *details/ service records requested*

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    MAY 11, 1940: CROMWELL, JOSEPH REGINALD (age 26). United Kingdom. Lieutenant (67694). Royal Engineers, 253 Field Coy. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 8. His brother Major (36352) CROMWELL, GEORGE ALAN (age 31).
    Royal Engineers, 253 Field Coy. Drowned during the Dunkirk retreat on May 28, 1940. Awarded the Territorial Decoration medal. Buried in Dunkirk.
    *details/ service records requested*

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    MAY 13, 1940:
    REVELL, ALFRED R. (age 28). United Kingdom. Private (4799592). Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Killed in action, shrapnel-head in the area at Louvain, Belgium. Plot 12, Row H, Grave 10.
    *service records requested*

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    THURSTON, ERIC ERNEST (age 23). United Kingdom. Private (4801845). Lincolnshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Killed in action, shrapnel-head and left side in the area at Louvain, Belgium. Plot 12, Row H, Grave 9.
    *service records requested*

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    MAY 13, 1944:
    CAMPBELL, ROBERT ROY (age 21). Glengarry, Ontario, Canada. Flying Officer (Navigator) (J/22573). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Plot 4, Row AA, Grave 1.

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    CARRUTHERS, JOHN ROBERT. United Kingdom. Sergeant (Flight Engineer) (1590317). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 419 (R.C.A.F.). Sqdn. Plot 4, Row AA, Grave 2.
    *service records requested*

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    DEWAR, PETER (age 29). Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Pilot Officer (Air Bomber) (J/88395). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 4, Row AA, Grave 3.
    DEWAR, PETER | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem

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    EDWARDS, BURDEL FRANK (age 24). Bloomington, Wisconsin, USA. Flying Officer (Pilot) (J/24293). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 4, Row AA, Grave 4.

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    ODDAN, HAROLD ENGMAN (age 33). St. Paul, Manitoba, Canada. Flying Officer (Air Gunner) (J/38163). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Plot 4, Row AA, Grave 5.

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    WEBBER, JOSEPH ALEXANDER (age 31). Rosenfelt, Manitoba, Canada. Flying Officer (Air Gunner) (J/38164). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 4, Row AA, Grave 6.

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    (Interesting are the service numbers of Oddan and Webber)

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    SMITH, ROY STANLEY (age 21). Donnville, Ontario, Canada. Pilot Officer Wireless Op./Air Gunner (J/89610). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Smith was found 2 days after the crash and buried by the Germans in Coxyde.

    On the night of 12th/13th May 1944, Lancaster KB.713, took off to attack Louvain (Leuven), Belgium. Nothing further was heard from this aircraft and its failure to return to base is presumed to be due to enemy action. This aircraft was airborne at 2200 hrs and its estimated time of return is 0240 hrs.

    On the 28th February, 1946 a visit was made to Reninghe, Belgium and the following witnesses interrogated: Antoine Mahieu, Eric Vaneecke, Gaston Debeir, Georges Hoorelbeke.
    All declared that a four engined bomber had crashed at Reninghe (Hameau de Knocke) on the night of 12/13 May, 1944 at 01.00 hrs. This aircraft was apparently coming from the direction of the coast and believed to have been shot down by coastal Anti Aircraft Batteries. On impact with the ground the bombs exploded and the aircraft was blown to pieces.
    Unrecognisable unidentified human remains were buried by the villagers in three small coffins in grave nr. 16 British plot Reninghe Belgian Military Cemetery. It was marked with a brown wooden cross on which was painted a Union Jack and the following lettering almost illegible. "Unbekant Fliegers 13 Mai 1944" (Unknown Aircrew 13 May 1944).
     
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    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    From the war diary of 2 Lincolns May 1940. Revell & Thurston.

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    From the Lincoln Nominal Rolls.

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    E. Thurston. (bottom of page)

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    MAY 14, 1940: WEBSTER, DAVID (age 20). Gunner (885095). Royal Artillery, 76 Field Regt. Plot 12, Row H, Grave 11. *service records requested*

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    MAY 14, 1945: BERNIER, PAUL JOHN (age 28). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sapper (M/53859). Royal Canadian Engineers, 1 Rly. Workshop. Died of injuries to the head at Brugge, Belgium. Plot 11, Row D, Grave 7.

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