Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium

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  1. mvdv84

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    JUNE 8, 1940: YOUNG, WILLIAM THOMAS (age 29). United Kingdom. Private (5946300). Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Plot 4, Row AB, Grave 4. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*

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    JUNE 9, 1941: MANSFIELD, DENNIS JOHN. Flight Sergeant (Observer) (751041). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 9 Sqdn. Plot 3, Row AB, Grave 6. Temporary burial: Zeebrugge Churchyard, Belgium.
    Wellington Ic T2620 WS-G took off from RAF Honington at 15.36hrs for a reconnaissance operation off the coast of France and Belgium and to attack enemy shipping in the Belgium and Dutch coastal sweep. Three other aircraft form No 9 Squadron took off on the same operation. Two returned safely, but reported that they had been attacked by Me 109s. The rear gunner of one of these aircraft reported seeing a Wellington being attacked by two Me 109s (German Fighter planes) and that black smoke was seen coming from this Wellington. (Aircrew Remembered).

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    JUNE 9, 1945: PREFONTAINE, EDWIN LUCIEN (age 26). Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Private (D/108538). Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. Died accidentally. Gunshot wound though head. "If somebody asks for me I am gone on a drunk. As far as you know I am gone as of 1700 hrs today 9 June 45. That is all there is there is left for me. So long boys, Eddy." Plot 10, Row A, Grave 1.

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    JUNE 10, 1940: ROOKER, WILLIAM GEORGE (age 28). United Kingdom. Corporal (5669309). Royal Sussex Regiment, 5th (Cinque Ports) Bn. Died Between 10/06/1940 and 16/06/1940 Plot 2, Row AB, Grave 9. Temporary burial: Wortegem Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*

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    (1 day early) JUNE 14, 1940: FIELDS, HERBERT HENRY (age 26). Lance Corporal (5770680). Corps of Military Police, 50 Divisional Provost Coy. Plot 4, Row AB, Grave 3. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*

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    JUNE 15, 1940. BAILEY, JAMES HENRY (age 39). Gunner (1416657). Royal Artillery, 2 Medium Regt. Plot 5 Row AB, Grave 1. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*
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    JUNE 17, 1940:
    BAKER, JAMES WALTER. Private (5824859). Suffolk Regiment, 1st Bn. Plot 5, Row AB, Grave 3. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*
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    JUNE 17, 1941:
    BASTON, THOMAS JAMES (age 21). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Pilot) (754477). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 51 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 8.
    BASTON, THOMAS JAMES | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
    *service records requested*
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    EVANS, JAMES LEONARD (age 21). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (974425). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 51 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 9.
    EVANS, JAMES LEONARD | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
    *service records requested*
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    JEFFERIS, DOUGLAS JOHN (age 21). United Kingdom. Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) (902482). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 51 Sqdn. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 10.
    JEFFERIS, DOUGLAS JOHN FREDERICK | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
    *service records requested*
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    This Whitley Z6479 was intercepted on their return journey by two German night-fighters. One of these was shot down. The British were hit by the second German fighter, piloted by Ofw. Reinhard Kollack, 1/ NJG1. They crash-landed at 02.26 hrs, on Tenhaagdoorn heathland near Houthalen, Limburg, Belgium. 3 out 5 crew members were killed in action.
    Source: Aircrew remembered.


    JUNE 17, 1942:
    LEBLANC, CHARLES EMILE (age 20). Belle Cote, Iverness Co., Nova Scotia. Flight Sergeant (Pilot) (R/76272). Royal Canadian Air Force, 419 Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 12, Row G, Grave 1.
    Wellington X3359 crash landed with Pilot Le Blanc found dead behind the wheel of command. The others managed to bail out. Two were taken POW. They were on a raid to Essen, Germany.
    419 Squadron RCAF 1941 to 1945 F/S Charles Emile LeBlanc
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    JUNE 18, 1940: DAVIES, JAMES ERIC HOWELL (age 21). United Kingdom. Lance Corporal (T/123583). Royal Army Service Corps, 7 A.A. Bde. Coy. Plot 6, Row AB, Grave 2. Temporary burial: Zeebrugge Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*
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    JUNE 19, 1945: MCLEOD, ALBERT ALEXANDER (age 33). Lorlie, Saskatchewan, Canada. Gunner (L/6264). Royal Canadian Artillery, 6 Field Regt. Died accidentally, result of road accident. Plot 10, Row A, Grave 2.

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    JUNE 20, 1940: THOMAS, MERLYN (age 21). Gunner (1515109). Royal Artillery, 56 (4th Bn. The King's Own Royal Regt. [Lancaster]) Anti-Tank Regt. Plot 4, Row AB, Grave 12. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*

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    JUNE 21, 1945: MACKENNA, JOSEPH AUGUSTINE (age 42). Newton Cross, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Supervisor (F/85588). Auxiliary Services Canadian Army. Drowned in Gent canal, Belgium. Plot 9, Row B, Grave 12.

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    Charles Emile LeBlanc - The Canadian Virtual War Memorial - Veterans Affairs Canada

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    JUNE 22, 1944:
    BARNES, KENNETH VICTOR (age 19). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Flight Engineer) (1867595). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 207 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row J, Grave 4.
    *service records requested*
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    BORE, STANLEY ROBERT (age 23). United Kingdom. Flight Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (1289453). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 207 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row J, Grave 6.
    *service records requested*
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    CORLESS, ALVIN VAN DYKE (age 23). Clinton, Ontario, Canada. Flying Officer (Pilot) (J/26477). Royal Canadian Air Force, 207 (R.A.F.). Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 11, Row J, Grave 2.
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    DE CASAGRANDE, RAPHAEL EDWARD (age 20). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Navigator) (1398843). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 207 Sqdn. Plot 11, Row J, Grave 5.
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    MAGOFFIN, JAMES IVAN (age 22). Bluevale, Ontario, Canada. Sergeant (Air Gunner) (R/191611). Royal Canadian Air Force, 207 (R.A.F.). Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 11, Row J, Grave 7.
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    MIREAULT, JOSEPH FRANCIS (age 20). Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Sergeant (Air Gunner) (R/222600). Royal Canadian Air Force, 207 (R.A.F.). Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 11, Row J, Grave 3.
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    SOMERS, BRUCE ALLAN (age 22). Cache Bay, Ontario, Canada. Flying Officer (Air Bomber) (J/24022). Royal Canadian Air Force, 207 (R.A.F.). Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Plot 11, Row J, Grave 1.
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    Lancaster ME683 EM-W and its crew was on a mission to Wesseling, Germany. They were shot down by Major Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer of Geschwader NJG4 over Meeuwen, Belgium.
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    JUNE 27, 1941:
    GLOCK, KENNETH FREDERICK. United Kingdom. Pilot Officer (Pilot) (62023). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 40 Sqdn. Plot 12, Row E, Grave 5.
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    GREEN, WALLACE GEOFFREY (age 23). United Kingdom. Pilot Officer (Observer) (63088). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 40 Sqdn. Plot 12, Row E, Grave 6.
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    MORRIS, TICWYN (age 27). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Air Gunner) (1013749). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 40 Sqdn. Plot 12, Row E, Grave 7.
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    Vickers Wellington R1406 BL-C: Shot down in the area of Sint Laureins, Belgium. They were on a mission to Kohln, Germany.
     
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    JULY 5, 1940: GRAY, WILLIAM (age 30). United Kingdom. Private (4341225). East Yorkshire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Plot 4, Row AB, Grave 7. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*

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    JULY 6, 1940: ANSTEY, FREDERICK ROBERT (age 30). Lance Corporal (5179708). Gloucestershire Regiment, 2nd Bn. Plot 5, Row AB, Grave 8. Temporary burial: Klemskerke Churchyard, Belgium.
    *service records requested*

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    JULY 12, 1940: WARES, WILLIAM (age 21). Gunner (900707). Royal Artillery, 76 Field Regt. Plot 6, Row AB, Grave 1. Temporary burial: Zeebrugge Churchyard, Belgium.
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    JULY 15, 1945: VINCENT, JAMES HENRY (age 31). Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Private (D/156056). Royal Canadian Army Corps. attd. H.Q. First Canadian Army. Killed accidentally. Jeep crashed on bridge and James drowned as a result. Balgerhoek bridge, Belgium. Vehicle Willys M1165628. Plot 10, Row B, Grave 1.

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