Adegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium

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  1. mvdv84

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    Who can help?

    What does the war diary of the North Nova Scotia Highlanders say from November 1 to November 3, 1944?
    What does the war diary of the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment say on September 11, 1944?

    Thank you :)
     
  2. mvdv84

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    I visited the Knokke-Heist Freedom Museum in 2016. It is phenomenal.
     
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    December 2, 1944: HOUSTON, ROBERT ROSS. Signalman (3187774). Royal Corps of Signals, 13 Air Form Sigs. Plot 6, Row D, Grave 12. Temporary buried, Maldegem, Belgium.
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    December 4, 1945: LECOMTE, JEAN MARIE (age 20). Etterbeek, Brussels, Belgium. Able Seaman (D/SB/JX 807). Royal Navy, H.M.S. Royal Edmund II. Plot 10, Row J, Grave 1. (Does anyone know what happend to this war ship?) Temporary burial Etterbeek communal cemetery, Woluwe St. Lambert.
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    December 6, 1944: WINTERS, JOSEPH HENRY (age 44). Armagh, Ireland. Private (B/85466). Royal Canadian Army Service Corps. Accident, car he was driving collided with another military vehicle near Tournai, Belgium. Plot 11, Row F, Grave 2. Temporary burial, Tournai cemetery du Sud, Belgium.
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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.

    JOHNSTON, ROBERT (age 26). Australia. Sergeant (402360). Royal Australian Air Force. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 11.

    WILSON, THOMAS MCSKIMMING. Pilot Officer (Pilot) (104525). Royal Air Force, 82 Sqdn. Plot 3, Row AA, Grave 12.

    Aircraft Blenheim UX-J (V5876) took off at 11.42 PM, Watton, UK. It was hit by a FLAK at 1.40 AM and crashed near Zandvoorde, Belgium. A formation of 9 was on a raid to the Ostend docks.

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    December 10, 1944: HALBOT, AGUSTINE EDWARD (age 28). St. Georges, Newfoundland, Canada. Signalman (B/31654). Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 1 L of C Sigs. Drowned. Plot 11, Row C, Grave 10. Temporary Burial, Ghent, Belgium.
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    December 12, 1944: ELLIS, HARRY SINCLAIR (age 26). Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) (J/20366). Royal Canadian Air Force, 409 Sqdn. Awarded the Operational Wings. Crashed during test flight (see attached files). Plot 11, Row G, Grave 10. Temporary burial Lesquin, near Lille, France.
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    Mosquito
    NF.XIII

    Operated by No. 409 Squadron, RCAF, coded "KP*A". Lost during a training and functional test flight at 15:00 on 12 December 1944, near Tournai, Belgium after an engine fire. Navigator W/O D. King bailed out, F/L H. S. Ellis was unable to exit the aircraft in time and was killed. Squadron history speculates that Ellis struck the control column while attempting to exit, placing aircraft in state that greatly slowed his escape. Aircraft crashed near Sailly-les-Lannoy, France, King landed safely near Blandain (Belgium).

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    December 15, 1944: BOUDREAU, AZADE (age 21). Lance BombardierPetit Rocher Nord, New Brunswick, Canada. Lance Bombardier (E/50503). Royal Canadian Artillery, 4 Medium Regt. Drowned in Ghent, Belgium canal. Plot 11, Row C, Grave 12. His brother Richard E/57734 survived the war. Temporary burial Ghent, Belgium.
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    December 19, 1944:
    ADAMS, CLARENCE (age 21). Assiniboine Reserve, Saskatchewan, Canada. Private (B/98233). Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. Died accidentally. Indications point to suicide following excessive drinking but this not conclusively proved. Plot 10, Row G, Grave 7.
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    TAYLOR, WALTER (age 42). Oldham, Lancashire, England. Corporal (M/1058). British Columbia Regiment, R.C.A.C., 28th Armd. Regt. Died natural causes. Coronary thrombosis. Plot 10, Row G, Grave 8.
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    Temporary burial of both was Ghent, Belgium.
     

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    December 22, 1944: BYFORD, CHARLES WILLIAM (age 37). London, England. Corporal (B/41228). Royal Hamilton Light Infantry, R.C.I.C. Wounded on October 19, 1944. Died from accidental gun shot wound to the chest on December 22, 1944. Plot 10, Row G, Grave 4. Temporary burial: Ghent, Belgium.
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    (One day early) December 26, 1944: ROBINSON, GEORGE DOUGLAS (age 26). Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force, 409 Sqdn. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Killed as the result of an automobile accident on December 26th. The car, in which he was driving by himself along the perimeter track from dispersal to the Officers Mess, became unmanageable for some inexplicable reason, rolling over two or three times and killing him instantly. Plot 11, Row G, Grave 12. Temporary burial Lesquin, France.
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    December 30, 1944: WEBB, THOMAS (age 19). United Kingdom. Trooper (14561565). Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., 61st Regt. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 11. Temporary buried Tenneville, Belgium.
    WEBB, THOMAS | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
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    December 31, 1944:
    FOWLER, JOHN ANTONY COULSON (age 21). New Zealand. Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) (NZ415439). Royal New Zealand Air Force, 504 Sqdn. Plot 6, Row AB, Grave 11. (No details about what killed this pilot). Temporary buried Herselt churchyard, Belgium.

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    MACKINTOSH, DOUGLAS (age 27). Corporal (6348177). Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C., 61st Regt. Plot 1, Row AA, Grave 12. MACKINTOSH, DOUGLAS | Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem
    Remains temporary buried Tennevillle, Belgium. (Near Bastogne).

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    Nosed over and spun into ground from 20,000 ft on bomber escort presumed due to oxygen failure 31-12-44
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  18. mvdv84

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    Pilot error?
     
  19. canuck

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    Possibly but not known for sure. Even the oxygen failure explanation is a best guess.
     
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    January 4, 1945: COUGHLAN, WALTER FRANCIS (age 35). Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada. Private (A/37840). Highland Light Infantry of Canada, R.C.I.C. Reported wounded on 27 November 1944. Sustained bomb fragment (left hand). Died as result of natural causes. Cerebral thrombosis. Plot 10, Row G, Grave 1. Temporary Burial, Ghent, Belgium.
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