British officer died of blood poisoning while in a POW camp in Germany

Discussion in 'War Cemeteries & War Memorial Research' started by HA96, Jan 15, 2018.

  1. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Is that of any interest? He was already very ill and weak when he arrived from another camp.
    I have pics from the funeral and a memorial stone in a cemetary including his name in my home town.
     
  2. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Certainly is Stefan!
     
  3. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Thanks for the reply. I will dig out the pics and post them asap.
    Stefan.
     
  4. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Let me start with name: Lt. Derrik Fred Cavaye, Qeen's own Cameron Highlanders

    Stefan.
     
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  5. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

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    HA96 Member

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  8. HA96

    HA96 Member

    I do have these pics. The chapel and the monastery are still there, but I will post new pics with a memorial soon.
    Stefan.
     
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  9. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Derrick Fred Cavaye
    Birth: 1920 - London, England
    Death: 21 Jun 1941 - Germany
    F: Ronald James Cavaye
    M: Gladys Mary Sanderson

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: Derrick Cavaye
    Given Initials: D F
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Death Date: 21 Jun 1941
    Number: 85799
    Birth Place: London (not otherwise specified)
    Residence: Sussex
    Regiment at Enlistment: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
    Branch at Enlistment: Infantry
    Theatre of War: France and Belgium Campaign, 1939/40
    Regiment at Death: Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
    Branch at Death: Infantry

    England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976
    Name: D F Cavaye
    Father's name: R J Cavaye
    Death Date: 21 Jun 1941
    Death Place: Germany
    31031_A100031-00636.jpg

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2005
    Name: Derrick F Cavaye
    Mother's Maiden Surname: Sanderson
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1920
    Registration district: Kensington
    Inferred County: London
    Volume Number: 1a
    Page Number: 188

    TD
     
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  10. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Thanks TD,
    how can I get in touch with his family to invite them to Biberach and see the memorial being real impressiv.
    Stefan.
     
  11. Guy Hudson

    Guy Hudson Looker-upper

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    Perthshire Advertiser 3rd September 1941
     
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  12. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    I've not seen that pic before Guy - Thanks for posting
     
  13. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    Stefan, I believe Derrick had two sisters.

    Mary F Cavaye born Sep 1921 and believe she married June 1948 in Surrey.

    Anne H Cavaye born Kensington Dec 1929.

    As they or their children could be alive, if I find further info I'll send you a private message.
     
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  14. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Thank Guy, I will try to identify the German officer too.

    Stefan.
     
  15. RosyRedd

    RosyRedd Senior Member

    Stefan he matches the description of gomel/gommel- I was wondering if that could be him. He does have the aqualine nose...
     
  16. amberdog45

    amberdog45 Senior Member

    There is one family tree on Ancestry. But I can't see the last time they logged in to Ancestry. Tricky Dicky might be able to see it and if the account is still active. I'll send him a message.
     
  17. HA96

    HA96 Member

    RR, I think this is more likely "Snow White", Hauptmann Gonnel was the German officer very close to the British officers, but too low in rank to match Fotune.
    Stefan.
     
  18. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Thank you very much and I am eager to receice a PM from you.
    Stefan.
     
  19. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    He is mentioned here in 4th Camerons regimental History.
     

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  20. HA96

    HA96 Member

    This memorial site includes among british deporties from Guernsey, also the name of Lt. Derrik Fred Cavaye. The site in Biberach is open for visitors every day.

    Stefan.
    I have selected max.3pics from the Biberach Stadtfriedhof(cemetary). Among the name of another british officer shot by German guards Lt. Michael Sturton, the memorial stone also includes the names of british deportees from Guernsey which were in the same camp until 1945.
    The site is open for visitors every day during the day.
    Stefan.
     

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