Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium

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  1. alieneyes

    alieneyes Senior Member

    No. 1 Base Signals and Radar Unit.

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  2. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    NOVEMBER 11, 1944:
    THORNBOROUGH, LESLIE JOSEPH (age 19). United Kingdom. Wireman (D/JX 570369). Royal Navy, H.M. L.C.T. (R) 457. On November 5, 1944 the vessel hit a mine 13 miles NW of Oostende, Belgium (North Sea), while in convoy on its way home from an assault mission to the Dutch island of Walcheren, and sank. According to the available information that I've found, I expect that Leslie died of wounds or his body washed ashore on November 11, 1944. No information on his temporary burial. Plot 12, Row E, Grave 1.
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  3. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    NOVEMBER 12, 1944:
    SIMMER, JOHN RALPH (age 22). Tribune, Saskatchewan, Canada. Private (L/8471). Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, 64 Army Transport Coy. Awarded one Good Conduct Badge. Wounded on November 8, 1944. Died of wounds. Bullet lower right region of the abdomen. Incident with German weapon trade between Canadian soldiers. Plot 10, Row F, Grave 5.
    Full profile: SIMMER, JOHN RALPH | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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  4. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    NOVEMBER 13, 1944:
    JOHNSON, FORREST ELWOOD (age 24). High River, Alberta, Canada. Private (M/56180). Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, 69 Gen. Transport Coy. Drowned. Plot 10, Row E, Grave 6.
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    WHITE, NORMAN VICTOR (age 25). United Kingdom. Private (1444442). Army Catering Corps. attd. Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Plot 6, Row E, Grave 1.
     
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    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    NOVEMBER 14, 1944:
    BISHOP, ALBERT JOSEPH (age 26). Hanmar, Ontario, Canada. Private (C/26290). Royal Canadian Army Service Corps, 4 Armd. Bde. Coy. Died, Diphtheria. Plot 11, Row D, Grave 6.

    PYBURN, THOMAS (age 33). Manchester, United Kingdom. Sergeant (B/66944). Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, attd. H.Q. 2nd Cdn. Div. Drowned. Plot 10, Row F, Grave 8.

    RUDD, ROY STEPHEN (age 31). Woodstock, Ontario, Canada. Sergeant (A/99485). Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, 7 Mobile Laundry and Bath Unit. Drowned. Plot 10, Row G, Grave 6.

    THOMPSON, JAMES LEO (age 40). Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Sergeant (A/55356). Royal Canadian Infantry Corps, 2 Can. Base Reinforcements Group. Plot 11, Row D, Grave 4.
     
  6. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    NOVEMBER 15, 1944:
    DOLAN, WILLIAM (age 37). Glasgow, Scotland. Private (D/76853). Royal Montreal Regiment, R.C.I.C., 9th Defence and Employment Platoon. Drowned. Plot 10, Row F, Grave 9.
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  7. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    NOVEMBER 19, 1944:
    BARR, REGINALD MAXWELL (age 23). Darling, Ontario, Canada. Private (C/33764). Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders, R.C.I.C. Awarded one Good Conduct Badge. Drowned. Brother Kenneth Barr (SDG) was killed in action on February 24, 1945. Plot 10, Row G, Grave 5.
    Full profile: BARR, REGINALD MAXWELL | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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  8. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    Commonwealth War Graves Commission will replace the headstone of E.J. Ramsay. According to his service records and research by Martin Skelly (CWGC) and myself this soldier was a Gunner with the Royal Canadian Artillery, attd. 12th Bn. 2nd Canadian Brigade Group. (And qualified Clerck "C").
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  9. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    DECEMBER 2, 1944:
    HOUSTON, ROBERT ROSS (age 37). United Kingdom. Signalman (3187774). Royal Corps of Signals, 13 Air Form. Sigs. Plot 6, Row D, Grave 12.
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  10. mvdv84

    mvdv84 Well-Known Member

    DECEMBER 4, 1945:
    LECOMTE, JEAN MARIE (age 20). Brussels, Belgium. Able Seaman (D/SB/JX 807). Royal Navy, H.M.S. Royal Edmund II. (Looking for information about this vessel.) Plot 10, Row J, Grave 1.
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    DECEMBER 8, 1941:
    HUBBARD, FREDERICK CHARLES (age 20). United Kingdom. Sergeant (Wireless Op./Air Gunner) (1256349). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 82 Sqdn. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 10.
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    JOHNSTON, ROBERT (age 26). Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia. Sergeant (402360). Royal Australian Air Force, 82 (RAF Sqdn). Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 11.
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    WILSON, THOMAS MCSKIMMING. Pilot Officer (Pilot) (104525). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 82 Sqdn. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 12.
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    Blenheim V5876: Shot down by FLAK (German). The aircraft crashed at Zandvoorte, Belgium. P/O T.M Wilson and crew took off in Blenheim V5876 at 23.42 hrs on the night of 7th December 1941, to attack the docks at Oostende, Belgium. He was instructed to attack at approximately 10.000 ft, and eight other aircraft made attacks on the same targets over a period covering twenty minutes, while P/O Wilson was there. P/O Wilson, however, did not return, and nothing was seen or heard from him.

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