Denmark cemeteries CWGC sign missing!

Discussion in 'Scandinavia' started by Philip Reinders, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    On holiday in Denmark at the moment, got the CWGC app for the Tomtom which is very handy,but most of the cemeteries don't have a CWGC sign posted at the cemeteries, does anyone know why?
     
  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. Jakob Kjaersgaard

    Jakob Kjaersgaard Senior Member

    It is rather odd. Some cemteries have the CWGC sign at the gate though, but not all for some reason.

    Hope you had a good holiday.
     
  4. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Indeed Clive

    thanks Jakob, we are in Hantsholm now
     
  5. TijgerB

    TijgerB Member

    Thou a Dane I am not 100 % sure. But my guess is many graves are on civilian cemetaries. And they normally are marked discretly. Hope you enjoy your holiday thou.
     
  6. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Some photographs I made on our trip

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  7. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    :poppy::poppy::poppy: :poppy::poppy::poppy:
    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    402848 Flight Sergeant BRAY, John Terry

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705 163/93/608 (Digitised) Micro Film No 463 OAFH
    Commonwealth War Graves Records W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses of
    the Second World War, Page 166 Volume 1942.
    Aircraft Type: Wellington
    Serial number: BJ 840
    Radio call sign: GT -
    Unit: ATTD 156 SQN RAF

    Summary:

    Wellington BJ840 took off from RAF Alconbury at 2301 hours on the night of 28/29th
    July 1942, detailed to bomb Hamburg, Germany. A message was received from the
    aircraft on its return journey giving its position as 55.24N, 06.48E, which placed the
    aircraft somewhere over the North Sea. No further messages were received and the
    aircraft failed to return to base.

    Crew :

    RAF Wg Cdr Price, H L DFC Captain (Pilot)
    RAAF 402848 Flt Sgt J T Bray, (2nd Pilot)
    RCAF Flt Lt Hudock, J G (Observer)
    RAF Sgt J Duthie, (Wireless Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt W D Evans, (Air Gunner)
    RAF Sgt M W Walsh, (Air Gunner)

    It was presumed that the aircraft was lost over the North Sea, and that all the crew lost
    their lives.
    Flt Sgt Bray body was washed ashore and he is buried in the Kirkeby Churchyard,
    Denmark. The island of Romo is situated off the west coast of Jutland just north of the
    German frontier. Kirkeby is on the east side of the island near its southern end.
    The other five crew members have no known grave, and their names are commemorated
    on the Memorial to the Missing, Runnymede, Surrey, UK.
     
  9. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the info Spidge, there is also buried an unknown Sergeant buried there, and Sergeant Hobgen RAAF

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  10. Philip Reinders

    Philip Reinders Very Senior Member

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